Uruguay's Godin ends contract in Brazil after 9 matches

AP , Tuesday 21 Jun 2022

Uruguay defender Diego Godin and Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro ended their contract six months early on Monday.

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou (L) walks next to Uruguay s captain Diego Godin (C) and Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) president Ignacio Alonso, after Lacalle Pou delivered to the Uruguayan national football team the Uruguayan national flag before the fiendly football match between Uruguay and Panama, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo, on June 11, 2022. (AFP)

The 36-year-old Godin, who signed in January, played nine matches for the club in five months.

Brazilian media reported Godin was expected to join Argentina's Velez Sarsfield so he can play more often.

Godin joined Atletico Mineiro after being released from Italy's Cagliari. He did not discuss his future on Monday. He said on Instagram he was leaving with the satisfaction of giving ``the best in every moment, with a lot of professionalism, and respecting all these great people I will never forget.''

The veteran defender is expected to play in his the fourth World Cup in Qatar. Uruguay is in Group H with Portugal, South Korea and Ghana.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link: