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Argentina boss Scaloni hospitalised after bike accident in Spain

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 19, 2019 Argentina’s coach Lionel Scaloni attends a training session at the Real Madrid’s training facilities of Valdebebas in Madrid ahead of the international friendly match between Argentina and Venezuela in preparation for the Copa America, to be held in Brazil on June and July 2019. – Argentina’s coach, Lionel Scaloni, left the hospital following a examination on April 9, 2019 after being run over in the town of Calvia, on the Balearic island of Mallorca. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP)

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was briefly hospitalised on Tuesday on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca after being hit by a car while riding a bike, local officials said.

The 40-year-old was knocked to the ground by a vehicle that was reversing near a school in the port of Puerto Portals, a spokesman for the municipality of Calvia told AFP.

The driver called the emergency services, who then transported Scaloni to the Son Espases hospital in Palma de Mallorca, the capital of Spain’s Balearic Islands.

Scaloni suffered a “facial injury” and “several bruises” in the accident, local emergency services said.

“He is now on his way home after being discharged from the hospital,” the Argentine football federation said on Twitter.


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