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Former Manchester United attacker Diego Forlan was one of the stars of the World Cup back in 2010 in South Africa and made 112 international caps for Uruguay during his playing career. The 43-year-old is now retired and watched from the stands as England made an impressive start to the 2022 tournament in Qatar.
Gareth Southgate’s side thrashed Iran 6-2 to open their account with Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka (x2), Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish on the scoresheet at the Khalifa Stadium.
Our man Rahman Osman caught up with the ex-Villarreal, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid star after the match and he had this to say regarding England’s impressive performance:
“(They were) very good. It was a great game, six goals. It is important for them and for the following game so lets see. There are many games, it is good they won and scored many goals. There’s still many games in front (to go).”
He has refused to get carried away by the Three Lions’ showing against Iran and believes there is still a lot of football to be played. England’s win is a big statement of intent but they came up against a side who were noticeably weak so more will come to light then they take on stronger teams USA and Wales next up in their group.
Forlan hung up his boots back four years ago after a final spell at Kitchee SC in Hong Kong. He played at three World Cups for his country - 2002 in South Korea and Japan, 2010 in South Africa where he helped Uruguay reach the semi-finals and 2014 in Brazil aged 35 at the time.