() Uruguay are through to the World Cup semifinals, after Ghana lost out twice from the penalty spot.
The Netherlands surprisingly beat Brazil 2-1 in Friday's earlier match, and will face Uruguay in the semis.
Lionel Messi was the difference as Argentina edged a crucial World Cup qualifier against Chile.
While his exploits in South Africa will have added to his growing status as one of the best attackers in the world, the experience of having superlatives hurled at him is not a new one for Diego Forlan. The striker has known as many bad times as good and as such is unlikely to allow the latest round of praise and attention go to his head.
From figure of fun to world class striker In the light of his recent successes in club football, it may be difficult to imagine Forlan as a figure of fun but before his career took off, the Uruguayan very nearly sunk without trace before it even began.
Alves interjected at one point, seemingly taking the ball so he could give it to Brazil teammate Neymar.
Forlan took umbrage with that, saying earlier this week that Cavani “deserves respect”, and branding Alves Neymar’s “b***h”. ‘I don’t know what match you were watching, but for your information, I didn’t take the ball away from any of my teammates,’ Alves posted. ‘And also for your information, the last goal from a PSG free-kick was mine.
() Hackers Fancy Bears have released a list of failed drug tests by footballers from 20.
They have also leaked the names of 25 players who received legal TUEs before the 2010 World Cup, including four Germans.
One player in particular will step off the plane in Montevideo with his reputation dramatically enhanced: Diego Forlan.
Forlan is more than Uruguay's playmaker, stand-in captain and best player. It may be a matter for debate but it could be argued that it was Forlan alone who inspired Uruguay to performances at the World Cup that other small nations could only dream of.
The Uruguayan proved to be an inspired signing and in the 2008/09 season, he was once again the top scorer in Spain with 32 goals in 33 matches, as well as winning the European Golden Boot for a second time.