With the Group stage concluded, here are 10 monumental events which one will not forget in Week 2 at the FIFA World Cup!
#10 Antonio Valencias leg crusher
Football is no stranger to dangerous tackles and the careers of many a player have been destroyed by careless or ill-tempered challenges from wilful footballers. Antonio Valencia doesn’t have a reputation of being temperamental but he certainly lost his way in a blatant stamp on French left-back Lucas Digne.
The Ecuadorian captain crashed into Digne with both feet and then appeared to stamp on the PSG player’s leg. Valencia was deservedly given his marching orders and he showed no despair or indignation which also exposed his evil moment of madness.
This horrific challenge evoked harsh criticism on social networks with several eminent personalities calling for disciplinary action on the Manchester United winger. Interestingly, Valencia was also sent off in a pre-World Cup friendly against England after he had grabbed Raheem Sterling by the neck.