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Cabanas Returns From Near-Death Shooting

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This past weekend, football was secondary. Seeing 25 year-old Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini collapse on the pitch put everything in perspective once again for the football world just weeks after Fabrice Muamba's similar heart attack on the field against Tottenham. Only on Saturday, Morosini wasn't as lucky and died en route to the hospital.

Salvador Cabanas Returns To Professional Football

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It's only the Paraguayan third division, but any sort of professional football will be good for the man with a bullet in his brain.

Salvador Cabanas, shot in the head in a Mexico City bar just over two years ago, recently played a friendly with his former club side, Club America. Getting back to competitive football required two notches, so he saddled up with his hometown club, 12 de Octubre of Itaugua.

Overcoming adversity: Three Extraordinary achievements by the modern football players

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Overcoming adversity: Three Extraordinary achievements by the modern football players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sports Illustrated and Gillette Odor Shield Sweat for Greatness contest is celebrating extraordinary achievements of ordinary men and here on Soccerlens, we are going to look at extraordinary achievements of modern day footballers.

The Week’s Meaningful Friendly

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There were lots of big friendlies this week with lots of big publicity Germany v Brazil and Italy v Spain don't exactly happen every day. There was even a big friendly involving Mexico, taking on their northern rivals, the US.

But perhaps the biggest was in Mexico City, where Salvador Cabanas, Paraguayan international, enjoyed a friendly in his honor after being shot in the head in a bar some months back.

Snapshot: 18 Months After Being Shot In The Head, Salvador Cabanas Makes Paraguay Comeback

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By Chris Wright

Paraguay staged a friendly against Mexican side America in Mexico City yesterday to honour Salvador Cabanas, the striker who was shot in the head at close range in a Mexico City bar back in late January 2010 and miraculously lived to tell the tale with the bullet still lodged in his brain.

Copa America 2011: Paraguay and an inspirational secret weapon

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Favourites they may not be, but if it's a dark horse you're looking for at this year's Copa America then Paraguay motivated by special and heartwarming circumstances might be the one. Ralph Hannah reports from Asunción:

Paraguay will kick off their 2011 Copa America campaign in Argentina on Sunday afternoon against Ecuador in Santa Fe.

Salvador Cabanas Trains With Bullet Lodged In His Brain (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Remember the desperate plight of Salvador Cabanas, the former Club America striker that was shot in the head from close range in a Mexico City bar back in January of last year?

Almost an exact calendar year after the near-fatal shooting took place, Cabanas has miraculously taken to the field again training with Paraguayan club Libertad with the bullet still lodged deep in the back of his brain.

Paraguay Has the World Cup’s Biggest Fan

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Paraguay is probably the least known team left in the World Cup, but the team has one of the world's most passionate fans. In fact this fan is so important to the Paraguay national team that they have dedicated their impressive Cup run to the man. Who is this avid fan?

He goes by the name Salvador Cabanas, of course.

Preview: Italy vs. Paraguay

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THE BIG PICTURE

The big picture is the final picture from four years in Germany: Fabio Cannavaro hoisting the trophy above his head amidst the confetti as Marcello Lippi's men celebrated around him. Lippi's back after a two year sabbatical and so too are the champions, in South Africa to defend their trophy.

Looking for a European Sleeper? Part Two: Slovakia

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Slovakia often gets confused in the geographically and culturally challenged United States with Slovenia. But the Repre unlike the Slovenes feature incredible quality and top flight talent up and down the squad. Marek Hamsik of Napoli is the biggest name in the squad, but he is far from alone in providing the potency Slovakia relies on going forward.

Paraguay World Cup Team Profile

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Paraguay's World Cup 2010 will be the story of three strikers: the perpetually injured golden boy Roque Santa Cruz, the tragically absent Salvador Cabanas and his surprise replacement, Lucas Barrios.

Cabanas was one of Paraguay's key players throughout qualifying, leading the team in scoring and providing a fighting mentality atop the line.

Salvador Cabañas and Charlie Davies Won’t Play in World Cup 2010, But Their Determination is Still an Inspiration

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There were plenty of players left out of preliminary World Cup squads yesterday. In fact, the majority of people eligible to play were left out. For example, I can play right back as well as center back, yet Fabio Capello didn't call me. Instead he called Jamie Carragher, who had declared himself unavailable for international duty.

Salvador Cabanas Tributes at Estadio Azteca

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Our dear friend in futbol Andrew McDonald, who lives in Mexico City, gives us a series of photos of tributes erected at Estadio Azteca to Club America forward Salvador Cabanas who was shot in the head earlier this year.

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See many more of Andrew's great photos on his Flickr page.

Salvador Cabanas Update: Full Recovery 'Could Take Years'

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Salvador Cabañas's recovery from the gun attack which left him with a bullet lodged in his brain 'could take years' according to doctors, and doubts persist over whether the Paraguay international will ever play football again.

As we reported earlier this year, Club America striker Cabañas was assaulted and shot in the head in a Mexico City bar on the 25th January, after a night out with friends and family turned sour.

Evening Ticker: Beasley's car torched, Sampson reveals USA '98 secret and more

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DaMarcus Beasley's car was set on fire outside his Glasgow home on Monday. Beasley was not harmed. Police are calling the incident a deliberate act.

This isn't the first time Beasley has had his car hit by vandals in Glasgow. In December of 2008, Beasley had his car broken into.

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Footballers overcoming adversity to play the beautiful game

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Footballers overcoming adversity to play the beautiful game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite the common trait of footballers being poor role models and lacking integrity, some players and their backgrounds can inspire you. The majority of footballers have an enviable life and everything they could ever imagine on a silver platter, but these combatants have had to overcome adversity to play the beautiful game.

Some News for Wed Jan 19, 2010

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Jose Jorge Balderas Garza the man accused of shooting Club America star Salvador Cabanas in the head 12 months ago has been arrested in Mexico City.

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The LA Galaxy has announced that they have signed Colombian forward Juan Pablo Angel to a new contract.

Cabanas conscious, talking, eating

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Positive news coming out of the Salvador Cabanas story. The Paraguayan is awake and able to talk to his family and doctors.

Club America dedicated their win over the weekend to the forward.

Hopefully the news continues as such.

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Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Victoria Beckham, sole provider of Harper Seven's ridiculous wardrobe, covers the March 2012 edition of Numero Tokyo in a to-die-for turquoise leather trench.

To put things into perspective, this was the "highlight" of our weekends.

Saturday

- Former Paraguay striker, Salvador Cabanas, made his triumphant return to professional football, two years after nearly dying from a gun shot to the head that's fragments are still partially lodged in his skull.

Mondiali 2010: Le avversarie dell’Italia. Primo ostacolo il Paraguay di Gerardo Martino

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Il cammino dell'Italia nel mondiale sudafricano inizierà a Città del capo il 14 Giugno, avversario il Paraguay. La nazionale sudamericana, che può vantare nel suo palmares due successi in Coppa America (53-79) e una medaglia d'argento alle Olimpiadi di Atene nel 2004, è alla sua ottava partecipazione ad un mondiale, la quarta consecutiva.

Mid-Day Ticker: Bridge quits England, Cabanas shooting update and more

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By AVI CREDITOR

The Wayne Bridge-John Terry saga has reached new heights.

Bridge has taken himself out of national-team consideration for the World Cup, further depleting England's options at left back and adding another chapter to an ugly story for the Three Lions.

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Le Toux update, Okugo among the best, USWNT Olympic campaign begins, more news

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Sky Sports reports that Bolton manager Owen Coyle "claims no decision has been taken as yet regarding a permanent deal" for Sebastien Le Toux.

Jonathan Tannenwald tweets, "A Union source says the team 'would not use Tim Ream as a benchmark' in any negotiations over Le Toux regarding transfer fee.

Colombian connected, more news

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Due to a problem with our host's server, the Philly Soccer Page was offline for approximately an hour and a half on Tuesday night. We apologize for the interruption.

Union

The Union will introduce "a new team member" at Fado's on Thursday. Doors open at 11:30am with the introduction scheduled for noon.

World Cup 2010

La Furia Roja Unhealthy Reliance On "The Kid" Villa

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Spain's second 1-0 victory allowed them to squeeze past Paraguay in the World Cup quarterfinal. Once again, El Guaje pulled La Furia Roja through the finishing line. Also for the second match running, Spain dominated possession (60%) over the opposition. They must be excited at the prospect of an open semifinal encounter against the counter-attacking Germans.

Watch Paraguay Vs Spain Online

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The World Cup quarter-finals fixture between Paraguay and Spain will take place at the Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday 3rd July 2010, kick-off set for 7:30 PM.

Video: Paraguay overcome Japan in penalty shootout, 5-3

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Good quality video.

Yuichi Komano's penalty shot hits the crossbar and bounces out. Disaster for Japan. The Paraguayans made all their spot kicks and bounced out Japan, 5-3.

Check out Keisuke Honda cool as a cucumber with his shot. But so was Oscar Cardozo.

The rest of the match was a huge let down.

US at the World Cup The day is a little brighter, your step a little lighter, as

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US at the World Cup

The day is a little brighter, your step a little lighter, as the US tops Group C to face Ghana in the Round of 16. Here's a quick roundup of how the victory is being reported:

CSN Washington wonders is the victory over Algeria the greatest moment is US Soccer history. U.

Halftime: Paraguay look very good

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The spirit of Salvador Cabanas is definitely on the Paraguayans in their match.

The Albiroja are looking awfully good, pressing up forward in numbers, hustling the Slovaks off the ball.

The goal came from a delectable move by Lucas Barrios slipping past Skrtel and Durica and finding Enrique Vera who kept his composure under pressure to toe poke the ball past Jan Mucha in the 27th minute.

World Cup 2010: Group F Preview

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You won't hear any complaints coming out of the defending champs' camp, as the Italians have been paired with unfancied New Zealand, Paraguay and Slovakia. While the Azzurri should advance, the battle is on for the second sport in the round of 16. Here's my take on Group F.

Italy will look to recapture the magic of their 2006 title run quite literally, with a roster heavy on World Cup veterans.

Tuesday Kickoff: World Cup rosters to be set

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Today is the day aspiring World Cup players have been waiting for, and in some cases dreading.

Today is the day the final 23-man rosters for all 32 World Cup teams are finalized, and while the U.S. national team took away the suspense for American fans by naming its team last Wednesday, there is still plenty of intrigue around the world.

Wizards Face Galaxy/More

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Davy Arnaud and Ryan Smith in action against Chivas USA. Today, the Wizards take on the Los Angeles Galaxy at 5 p.m. CT (4 p.m. Arizona time) in another preseason friendly. We'll have semi-live updates here and on Twitter. Don't forget that President Robb Heineman is down there and will likely be tweeting.

Tuesday Kickoff: Cabanas holds World Cup dream, Keane joins Celtic and more

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The last thing most people were thinking about after Salvador Cabanas was shot in the head last week was whether he could still play in the World Cup. For Cabanas, who is recovering and in stable condition, the World Cup is a dream he is still holding on to.

Cabanas has regained consciousness and is movig his limbs and is expected to leave intensive care soon, and reports out of Mexico have revealed that the Paraguayan striker told his father he plans on playing in the World Cup.

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World Cup Ticker: Bendtner to miss Denmark opener, Gattuso to retire after World Cup and more

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Denmark faced an uphill climb to advance from a group billed by many as the "Group of Depth", that task just got more difficult as star striker Nicklas Bendtner looks set to miss their opening clash against the Netherlands. The striker has been suffering with a nagging groin injury that looks set to knock him out of the Danes' first match of the World Cup.

World Cup Ticker: Bendtner to miss Denmark opener, Gattuso to retire after World Cup and more

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Denmark faced an uphill climb to advance from a group billed by many as the "Group of Depth", that task just got more difficult as star striker Nicklas Bendtner looks set to miss their opening clash against the Netherlands. The striker has been suffering with a nagging groin injury that looks set to knock him out of the Danes' first match of the World Cup.

Club America needs a break

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In case you hadn't heard, the Mexican club had a second player shot. Fortunately, it doesn't appear to be life-threatening, but you have to think they are full in the karma bank right now.

For a Salvador Cabanas update, he could be talking to police soon about the attack and his doctor said he could even by available for the World Cup.

DaMarcus Beasley

Some News for Wed Feb 3, 2009

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The Glasgow Daily Record reports that DaMarcus Beasley has had his car deliberately set on fire and destroyed Monday night.

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Oh fine! Add Ricardo Clark to your Team USA injury list. German newspaper Hessischer Rundfunk says:
"Ricardo Clark has a right calf strain," said Eintracht spokesman Carsten Knoop on Tuesday evening.

Football Fans Transitioning Into Dangerous Fanatics

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U.S. men's national team striker DaMarcus Beasley's very expensive BMW was fire-bombed yesterday in Glasgow, Scotland. Beasley, of course, is a first-team regular with SPL leaders Rangers.

Sounds like Beasley was targeted in the attacks. The Sun reports that Beasley heard tires screeching outside his home and then he saw his car ablaze.