Paraguay just beat Japan in a penalty shootout to advance to the final 8 for the first time in their history. I’m sure a lot of players are thinking about their friend, and the former star of the Paraguayan team, Salvador Cabanas.
Cabanas is now recovering from a point blank shot to the head, with the bullet remaining in his skull for a period of time. One of the alleged attackers has been arrested, but how he must wish he could be a part of all the joy surrounding the 2010 World Cup. Of course, he must be grateful to be alive, but it must pain him not to have been with his team. This was not a case involving a drug deal; rather, it was a fight about Cabanas’ playing ability:
The original Cabanas story is here, from back in January. Cabanas was a key figure in Paraguay’s World Cup qualifying run:
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