Sports gambling handicappers would have liked to have known that Uruguay superstar Diego Forlan was less than 100% for that World Cup betting matchup.
Forlan did score yet another goal for Uruguay in the loss and has been one of the few superstars that has lived up to advance billing in this year’s World Cup.
After the online sports gambling matchup it was revealed that Forlan was suffering from a painful injury throughout the game as he was pulled from action late in the game when Uruguay was down 3-1.
Despite the Forlan injury and the letdown of losing a shot at the World Cup Final, Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has reminded everyone that the job is not done and that Uruguay must come out with a full effort in Saturday’s consolation game against Germany.
Tabarez said that a win Saturday would restore team and national pride after the sever wound inflicted by the Netherlands.
“To use a term that is common in the team – we have to bury this match and get over our sorrow,” said Tabarez.
“We must give a good image like the one we delivered against the Netherlands on the pitch to show people in football that Uruguay wants to play at an equal level with others. We want to show that this is a team with pride, despite our limitations, and this third-place playoff match is important for this reason.”
For Forlan it was a sour note on what has been a phenomenal sports gambling year for him as he is now firmly established as one of the elite players in the world.
Forlan has scored 4 goals in World Cup football betting action and was the true catalyst in Uruguay’s run to glory. This year Forlan has won the UEFA Europa League with Atletico Madrid to go with his World Cup accomplishments.
“It has been the best year of my career,” said Forlan after the sports book gambling loss to the Netherlands. “But we are still so disappointed because we were so close to a World Cup final and we have missed a great chance.”
Uruguay will be meeting an equally disappointed German team on Saturday that was eliminated from the Final in a 0-1 loss to Spain with the World Cup betting odds on Wednesday.