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Parreira promises Bafana Bafana are focused on Forlan

South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has singled out Uruguay striker Diego Forlan as a player his side will need to pay special attention to in tonight's World Cup clash in Pretoria.

Forlan failed to get on the scoresheet in Uruguay's goalless draw with France on Friday but he has earned a reputation as one of the world's leading marksmen over the past few years. Since leaving Manchester United for Spain in 2004, the 31-year-old has struck goals galore for Villarreal and Atletico Madrid -- twice winning the European Golden Boot in the process.

Now the former Independiente forward will be looking to get his World Cup tally up and running by firing Uruguay to victory against the hosts this evening.

The vastly experienced Parreira knows what to expect though, saying: "He's a player you can't leave free -- you've got to keep eyes on him the whole time. I remember him from the Brazil national team and he always used to score against Brazil. He was one of the top scorers in the Spanish league.

"He's in top shape now, good form. We have to keep an eye on him for the whole 90 minutes."


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