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by: JamieD On  Saturday, June 4, 2011

As far as dangerous soccer tackles go, this without a doubt is among the worst the sport has to offer.

It took place during a Belgian League game between Standard Liege and Racing Genk on Tuesday.  With the Belgian League title on the line, Racing Genk only needed a tie to hold off Standard Liege for the championship, and Genk defender Chris Mavinga was prepared to do whatever it took to secure that tie, including kicking an opponent in the face.

That opponent would turn out to be Standard Liege winger Mehdi Carcela, who immediately fell to the ground, where he lay motionless for several minutes  Trainers and medics were rushed to the scene, as they attended to Carcela before stretchering him off the pitch.  Reports indicate that he regained consciousness during halftime and was taken to a nearby hospital.

In addition to a concussion, Carcela also suffered fractures to his cheek, nose and right eye socket, and will require facial surgery to repair the damage.  As for Mavinga, he only received a yellow card for the vicious tackle, and his club would eventually go on to earn the 1-1 draw and capture the Belgian League title.

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that the officials probably got that call wrong.  Have a look and see for yourself.

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