Forlan, who was named the best player of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where Uruguay claimed the fourth place, retired from international football in January 2015 after having scored 36 times in 112 appearances for the national team.

"Yes, I will continue to play in professional football but not for the (Uruguay) national team," Forlan said.

After playing a friendly FIFA Legends game in Moscow's Red Square on Wednesday, he added that he was in great shape and only managed to score with the help of his friends Cafu and Lothar Matthaus.

The game ended in a 9-9 draw, with 39-year-old Forlan, who is currently without a club, netting six goals.