For those who think that soccer, aka, “futbol” to the rest of the world, isn’t much of a sport, when is the last time you heard of a football player severing a leg artery during a game. That is exactly what Everton striker James Vaughan did in a Premier match against Bolton. Sure, football players occasionally break their necks because they propel their bodies into other players while lowering their head like a battering ram, but if you think American football is more physical than futbol then you’ve never seen a high-level soccer match in person. There’s no comparison.

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