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Argentina's Ezequiel Garay Takes Nasty Boot To The Head, Keeps Playing (VIDEO)

Argentina's defender Ezequiel Garay gestures in pain during the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT        (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
Argentina's defender Ezequiel Garay gestures in pain during the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / POOL / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

Anyone who thinks the World Cup is for weaklings need look no further than Argentina's Ezequiel Garay.

The defender took a nasty blow to the head from the Netherlands' Ron Vlaar as he dove to try and convert a corner kick.

Here it is from another angle.

But Garay wasn't the only one who took a blow to the head and stayed in the game.

His teammate Javier Mascherano banged heads with a Dutch player after leaping for the ball. Some speculated he might have sustained a concussion.

Soccer players, eh? Such wusses.

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