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Uruguay's Forlan marries in private ceremony

917   //    03 Jul 2013, 14:24 IST

Montevideo, July 3 (IANS)

Diego Forlan of Uruguay misses a penalty kick duing a shootout during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 3rd Place match between Uruguay and Italy at Estadio Octavio Mangabeira (Arena Fonte Nova Salvador) on June 30, 2013 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Uruguayan football star Diego Forlan, 34, got married to Paz Cardoso, a 23-year-old student, in a private ceremony here.

Forlan arrived here after playing the Confederations Cup in Brazil where Uruguay ended fourth. After his wedding Tuesday, he will only have a three-day holiday before returning to the Brazilian team Inter, where he currently plays, reports Xinhua.

The civil marriage ceremony was held Tuesday night in Cardoso family’s home in Carrasco neighbourhood, very near to Forlan’s family home. The newlyweds will celebrate in a small private cocktail party later.

The religious marriage ceremony will be held Dec 12 when they will organise a party.

The player of the tournament of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa made his relationship official last summer.

Paz is a medical student and also plays field hockey.

Forlan was about to get married back in 2011 to Argentine model Zaira Nara but the wedding was cancelled less than one month before the scheduled date.

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