It is a great feeling for any soccer player to be playing in the finals of a World Cup, unless you are Spain’s Xabi Alonso, who was on the receiving end of this devastating kick from the Netherlands’ Nigel De Jong. It was the type of kick that is capable of breaking ribs and collapsing lungs. Thankfully, it did neither to the Spanish midfielder, who stayed the game.
Reminiscent of Charlie Murphy’s front kick, which sent Rick James soaring several feet through the air? I’d say so!