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Wesley Sneijder cheats death after horror desert car smash and rushed to hospital

Sneijder, who is currently playing for Qatari club Al-Gharafa, was pictured wearing a neck brace following the accident

Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder has cheated death in a desert car smash.

The ex-Real Madrid and Inter Milan playmaker is currently on Qatari club Al-Gharafa’s books.

Wesley Sneijder, right, was involved in a car accident earlier this week

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Wesley Sneijder, right, was involved in a car accident earlier this week

The renowned star, middle, was pictured wearing a neck brace as met up with club officials on Thursday

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The renowned star, middle, was pictured wearing a neck brace as met up with club officials on Thursday

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Sneijder scored 31 goals in 134 appearances for Holland before retiring from international duty in March.

The 34-year-old joined Al-Gharafa from French outfit Nice during the summer.

He found the net in their 3-2 home loss to Umm Salal on Saturday, but was rushed to hospital earlier this week following the accident.

Pictures appeared on Thursday of the Utrecht-born star wearing a neck brace, sitting on a bench next to club officials.

Sneijder appeared in good spirits as he continues his recovery from the crash.

The 34-year-old Dutchman retired from international duty in March

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The 34-year-old Dutchman retired from international duty in March

Sneijder, right, was superb at Inter Milan, with Liverpool and Man United both interested at the time

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Sneijder, right, was superb at Inter Milan, with Liverpool and Man United both interested at the time

On the incident Al Gharafa said: “Our world star Wesley Sneijder was hit by a car crash.

“Thankfully he suffered only minor bruises to the neck.

“It should be noted that Sneijder had been injured in our last game against Umm Salal, when he ruptured a thigh muscle.

“The official site wishes our world star a speedy recovery from his injury.”

At the height of his career Sneijder was a leading target for several Premier League sides – including Man United and Liverpool.


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