23 injury photos that prove soccer is not for the weak

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger reacts as blood flows down his face after he was fouled during their 2014 World Cup final against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

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Being a contact sport with a lack of protective gear and a lot of running, jumping and tackling can make soccer a dangerous game. From bloody noses to hamstring pulls and broken limbs, here are some of the nastiest injuries sustained at the World Cup 2014.

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