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Peru striker hospitalized after head collision at World Cup

/ 06:09 PM June 24, 2018

France’s Ngolo Kante, left, fights for the ball with Peru’s Jefferson Farfan during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

MOSCOW — Peru’s soccer federation says striker Jefferson Farfan has been hospitalized with head trauma after a hard collision with a teammate during practice at the World Cup.

The federation says initial results “were favorable for the player” but Farfan was going to remain in the hospital so doctors could monitor him.

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Farfan went down after colliding with one of the team’s goalkeepers in a practice session on Saturday.

The federation says he was transferred to the hospital after all medical protocols were followed on the field.

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Peru has been eliminated from World Cup contention after losses to Denmark and France and has a group game remaining against Australia in Sochi.

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