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  01/07/2014: Onazi will be out for at least two months
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Onazi was brutally attacked by French midfielder Blaise Matuidi in the second half of the game and had to be stretchered of the pitch. He was rushed to a hospital where it was revealed that his tibia and fibula are broken and will keep him sidelined for at least two months. Such injuries take between three and four months to fully heal.  

Shockingly Matuidi received only yellow card, but raised a lot of protests from football pundits, including Diego Maradona, who called it a worse offence than Luis Suarez's bite.

"One must be very impudent not to see that this is worse than what Suarez did. Where is the ball? [The tackle] is criminal," Maradona said.

Shortly after the game Matuidi apologized to Onazi:

"I did not want to hurt him. I'm very sorry because I'm not a bad player. Right after the game I went to Nigeria's locker room to apologize."

In the evening Onazi sent a message via his twitter account: 

"Thank you all for your prayers, everything will be fine. God bless Nigeria."
Author: Martin Meranzov
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