Top 10: Goals of South Africa 2010

2. Diego Forlan, Uruguay vs Germany

Headers aside, bouncing a ball in off the ground is a real rarity in the great goal stakes, but 2010’s player of the tournament, Uruguay’s Diego Forlan, knew exactly what he was doing here, smashing a waist-height volley downwards around his marker and into the net. 
 
Hans-Jorg Butt can only stand there helpless and hopeless: a shame such a great moment was “wasted” on international football’s most pointless fixture, the World Cup third place play-off. 
 


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