Pablo Zabaleta, Argentina’s steady right back, took an shoulder to the jaw from Dirk Kuyt during extra time in the World Cup semifinals Wednesday in São Paulo. The Manchester City defender remained in the match, which Argentina won 4-2 in penalty kicks following 120 minutes of scoreless soccer. Zabeleta played the majority of extra time with some sort of makeshift bandage on his lip.
The bandage — and a blue wig — made their way into a post-game selfie that does a nice job summing up a team that just won a World Cup semifinal via penalty kicks.
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