Salvador Cabanas set to turn out for Tanabi four years after being shot in the head.
The latest stage in the fascinating story of Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabanas will see him turn out for Sao Paulo state side Tanabi of the Brazilian fourth tier - four years after being shot in the head outside a bar in Mexico City.
Cabanas, 33, won 44 caps for his country before the near-fatal incident happened in 2010 and still has the bullet lodged in his brain. After being granted permission to train with the national team in 2012, he attempted a comeback with Club 12 de Octubre and played a handful of games for them.
Now though, Cabanas will have the chance to play an entire campaign with Tanabi. The club president Irineu Alves told ESPN: "We are giving him a chance to start again."
Cabanas himself is looking forward with understandable emotion to the next few months: "This is my life. (My love for) football made me recover completely. If I didn't have football , if I didn't practice football, I would not be recovered, I could be somewhere else."
Sambafoot will naturally be covering Salvador Cabanas' compelling story over the course of the 2014 Brazilian season.