RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Diego Forlan isn’t ready to announce his retirement from international football, even though he knows that at his age the clock is ticking.
The 35-year-old Forlan, who was voted the top player of the 2010 World Cup, played sparingly this time for Uruguay – each time as a substitute for Luis Suarez.
He played an hour in a 3-1 loss to Costa Rica in a group game when Suarez was still recovering from knee surgery, and 53 minutes in Saturdays 2-0 second-round loss to Colombia, when Suarez was out suspended for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. The loss to Colombia knocked the 2010 semifinalists out in the round of 16.
Forlan says ”I understand there’s been a generational change. It’s normal … but I’m always will help and be around.”