Uruguay held France to a 0-0 draw in Cape Town in their opening game of the 2010 World Cup on Friday evening. The South Americans appeared to be struggling for large periods under the barrage of French attacks but held on for a point even after Nicolas Lodeiro was sent off late in the second half.
Key striker Diego Forlan was Uruguay's most dangerous player on Friday and the Atletico Madrid striker felt that both teams deserved a point when everything was said and done.
"It was a good game for either side. There seemed little danger, but the sending off conditioned the match, he said, according to Diario El Pais.
"We had a couple of chances, but we ran and played more tennis (than football)."
Centre-back Diego Lugano felt that the Celeste need to improve is some areas but thought the team did pretty well as a whole.
"There are areas in which we should improve but there are areas in which we did very well," he concluded.
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