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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Salvador Cabanas set for comeback

Former Paraguay international Salvador Cabanas is set to make his debut for a lower league team in Brazil, four years after he was shot in the head.

Former Paraguay international Salvador Cabanas is set to return to football four years after being shot in the head.

Cabanas, 33, received a near-fatal gunshot wound in a Mexico City bar on January 25, 2010 and still has a bullet fragment lodged in his skull.

As part of his recovery Cabanas trained with the Paraguay national team before attempting a comeback with Paraguayan third division outfit Club 12 de Octubre in January 2012 and went on to make 14 appearances in total.

It has now been announced that Cabanas will sign for Sao Paulo state side Tanabi in the fourth tier of Brazilian football with club president Irineu Alves saying: ''We are giving him a chance to start again.''

Alves added that Cabanas, who is still rebuilding his life after the shooting, was free to join another club should he be offered a better deal.

Cabanas is confident that his latest move can prove a success, and told reporters: "This is my life. [My love for] football made me recover completely. If I didn't have football, if I didn't practice football, I would not be recovered, I could be somewhere else."

He added: "We will be scoring many goals here."

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