Uruguay striker Diego Forlan arrives in Kolkata

olkata, Jul 30: Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, which is considered as one among the football bastions of India on Friday, Jul 30 got a glimpse of Uruguay's ace striker, Diego Forlan.

Forlan is on a three-day visit to the city where he will be taking part in a television reality show. Forlan is expected to be seen at Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Sunday, Aug 1 where there will be a match between Challenger XI and Mohun Bagan XI.

The Latin American star had a great campaign at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2010 in South America, where he was awarded the Golden Ball.

Giving details on Forlan's visit, organisers of the television reality show had on Tuesday, Jul 27 said, "After travelling all the way for over 24 hours from Uruguay, Montevideo to Sau Paulo, Johannesburg and Dubai, Forlan is scheduled to reach Kolkata at 8.15 am.

"Forlan will be present at the event to cheer the Challenger XI team led by captain Dipyendu Biswas. The team has been trained rigorously and professionally by Brazillian great Branco. It is on the sets of this reality show that Brazilian footballer Branco will meet World Cup superstar Forlan."