- Xabier Fortes lópez (Spain) - Diario AS
For 12 years it was the best-kept secret of the recent World Cup history. Spain’s Xabi Alonso suffered a dramatic domestic accident hours before the 2010 semi-final. After finding him in a pool of blood, the doctor had a tough call: to cover up the serious injury without telling the coach so he could play against Germany. No one found out until this story was published.