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Paraguay footballer Salvador Cabanas shot in head

Cabanas celebrates after scoring for America against San Luis on 17 January
Cabanas is a key player for Paraguay

Paraguayan international footballer Salvador Cabanas has been shot in the head in a bar in Mexico City.

Cabanas, 29, who plays for the Mexican club America, is said to be in a critical condition in a local hospital.

Mexican officials said two suspects had been arrested but the motive for the attack was unclear.

Cabanas was expected to play for Paraguay at this year's World Cup in South Africa. He was also linked to English Premier League side Sunderland.

His international team-mate Paulo da Silva already plays for Sunderland, who are managed by Steve Bruce.

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