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David Luiz confirms he suffered broken nose during Mexico win

Published 20/06/2013 | 14:47

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 19:  David Luiz of Brazil tends to his injured nose during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 19, 2013 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
David Luiz of Brazil tends to his injured nose

Chelsea defender David Luiz requires surgery after suffering a broken nose playing for Brazil.

The 26-year-old incurred the injury in a collision with team-mate Thiago Silva during the Selecao's Confederations Cup defeat of Mexico.

Luiz, who struggled to stem the flow of blood following the blow, will go under the knife following the tournament, he said.

"Yes, my nose is broken, but that's part of the game," Luiz said in quotes published on

"Now I'll have to wait until the end of the competition and undergo surgery to fix it."

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