Diego Forlan delays holidays to play for Atletico

July 27, 2011

Diego Forlan is set to play for his club Atletico Madrid only four days after scoring two goals in Uruguay's Copa America final win in Argentina.

Forlan flew into Madrid on Wednesday and will delay his holidays to be available for Atletico's two-legged Europa League qualifier against Stromsgodset. Atletico hosts the Norwegian team on Thursday with the return leg next week.

The 32-year-old Forlan acknowledges he is ''a bit tired'' after starring in Uruguay's 3-0 win over Paraguay on Sunday, but could be a substitute on Thursday. If Atletico progresses, Forlan will take a break before the next round later in August.

Forlan was part of the Atletico team that won the Europa League in 2010.