Argentina star reveals embarrassing injury

Last updated 10:57 11/07/2014
Sky Sport

Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano has revealed he tore his anus while making this match winning save in the semi final against the Netherlands.

Javier Mascherano
Reuters
OUCH: The moment Argentina's Javier Mascherano is believed to have torn his anus during Thursday's World Cup clash with the Netherlands.

Relevant offers

Football

Besart Berisha hat-trick downs wasteful Western Sydney Wanderers Bill Harris: Ernie Merrick had the right to expect more from Wellington Phoenix players Recap: Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets - A-League Round 10 Wellington Phoenix benefit from Vince Lia wonder goal in win over Central Coast Recap: Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne Victory - A-League Round 10 Recap: Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners - A-League week 10 British police: Football child sex scandal may affect 98 clubs, including in EPL Sydney FC rescue A-League point at home against Melbourne City Recap: Sydney FC v Melbourne City FC - A-League Round 10 Chris Wood targets Premier League playoffs with Leeds

Javier Mascherano has revealed he suffered an eye-watering injury after making his crucial, last-ditch tackle in yesterday's World Cup semifinal win over the Netherlands.

The Argentine midfielder says he sustained a torn anus making a match-saving tackle on deadly Dutch forward Arjen Robben late in yesterday's sudden death encounter, before Argentina went on to reach the final on penalties. 

After making the sliding challenge, former Liverpool and West Ham player Mascherano was seen bent over in pain - and in a post-match interview, sheepishly confessed the reason why.

"That's why I had so much pain. Not to be rude," Mascherano said.

"I tore my arse on that move"

By that point Mascherano was already suspected to be playing through a possible concussion after an accidental head collision with Holland's Georgino Wijnaldum, but was allowed to play on by medical staff.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content