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Xabi Alonso Recreates Nigel de Jong World Cup Final Tackle, Bruised and Bandaged

Netherlands' Nigel de Jong, left, fouls Spain's Xabi Alonso, right, during the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, July 11, 2010.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJune 13, 2014

Xabi Alonso has recreated the horror challenge from Nigel de Jong in the 2010 World Cup final as Spain and Netherlands prepare to clash again in the 2014 tournament.

Alonso, in partnership with Adidas, appears in two evocative shots, looking both bruised and bandaged.

In one, the camera takes the shot from approximately where De Jong's face would have been.

Xabi Alonso has been preparing for facing Nigel De Jong once again tonight! Adidas helped him just a bit: pic.twitter.com/11xNrXWzhP

— Waleed Abu Nada (@waleedabunada) June 13, 2014

Even though the 2014 rematch will take place on a different continent, some of the participants remain the same—Alonso and De Jong included.

 

[Adidas] 

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