Brazilian soccer club says it has signed Cabanas

The Associated PressMarch 17, 2014
Brazilian soccer club says it has signed Cabanas
Former player of Mexico's America soccer team, Salvador Cabanas, arrives to a sport club to watch in a television a World Cup qualifying game Bolivia-Paraguay, in Vlla Elisa, Paraguay, Saturday, June 9, 2012. Two years after he was shot in the head at close range in a Mexico City bar, the Paraguayan soccer player is set to attempt a comeback with a third-division club in his home country, 12 de October. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

SAO PAULO (AP) -- A fourth-division soccer club in Brazil says it has signed former Paraguayan forward Salvador Cabanas, who was shot in the head at a bar in 2010.

Tanabi, a club in Sao Paulo state, released photos of the 33-year-old Cabanas signing his contract and wearing the team's jersey. He is expected to be officially introduced on April 1 and his debut is set for April 6.

Cabanas was shot in the head while he played for the Mexican club America in January 2010. After his recovery, he played for Paraguayan third-division club 12 de Octobre a few years ago.

Local media said Cabanas' initial deal Tanabi is for three months.