As reported by AS, Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas finished La Roja's quarterfinal victory against Paraguay with an injury to his right shoulder, suffered in the collision with Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar in the post-penalty scrum after Xabi Alonso's penalty miss.
The Spain midfielder and Arsenal captain will be subjected to tests tomorrow to confirm the extent of the injury. Fabregas left the pitch with his arm immobilised and with visible signs of pain. "Now after the match, it hurts a lot. I hope it is nothing serious and if I it is something that I can play in the semi-final against Germany. I wouldn't miss it for anything in the world".
Among the injured, Spain right-back Sergio Ramos also suffered a kick to the face in the dying moments of the match. While the Andalusian was able to recover and play out the final minutes of the match, the Real Madrid player received two stitches after the final whistle.
"It was a very hard hit and it scared me a little because I thought it had broken my nose. Thank God it ended in nothing", said Ramos afterward.
Finally, Carles Puyol, who was substituted in the second half suffered a hard hit to the head that caused him to lose vision for a few seconds. Spain's medical staff later confirmed that the hit was just that and that Puyol did not suffer any injury.
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