Football or Soccer, is truly the world game. The governing body, FIFA, has 208 member nations, 15 more than the United Nations.It is played in every country in the world and there are a wide number of top-class leagues all over the globe.
Yesterday, Uruguay won the Copa America, the South American continental football tournament held every 4 years, beating out early favorites Brazil and Argentina. Aside from the amazing football that is on display at this tournament, it holds a special place as the world’s oldest continental football championship.
The star of the Uruguayan national side was Diego Forlán, a man who has plied his trade at top European clubs for over a decade. Forlán also won the Golden Ball, the prize given to the most outstanding player of the tournament, at last year’s FIFA World Cup.
Despite this career success, it could be said that the most amazing chapter of his career happened during Sunday’s final.