Forlan spearheads Uruguay tourism campaign

World Cup star Diego Forlan of Uruguay is making a pitch for

tourists to visit his country.

Forlan was voted the best player at the World Cup and says in a

commercial that such an honor is ”incredible … but also


Luckily, he says in the ad, Uruguay is the perfect place ”for

taking a break” and that this summer he ”got to know the best of


The blond-haired striker plays for Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

He will be the face of the campaign to boost tourism, an industry

worth more than a billion dollars a year to Uruguay.