Argentina star reveals embarrassing injury

Last updated 10:57 11/07/2014
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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
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OUCH: The moment Argentina's Javier Mascherano is believed to have torn his anus during Thursday's World Cup clash with the Netherlands.

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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.

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