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    Player ‘Tore His Anus’ in World Cup

    This is what we call taking one for the team. Argentina’s Javier Mascherano revealed that during his game-saving tackle on the Netherlands’ Arjen Robben, he “tore his anus.” In an interview after the match, Mascherano, who also suffered a concussion in the first half, said, “I thought I had slipped, I thought I wouldn’t make it, but I tore my anus on that move, the pain... it was terrible.” Thanks to Mascherano’s sacrifice, Argentina advanced to the World Cup Final. He also said that the pain was worth it, as he will get to take his country to the promised land. “It’s a delight to be in the final, a delight that lifts your soul,” he said.

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