Tuesday Kickoff: Cabanas holds World Cup dream, Keane joins Celtic and more

Tuesday Kickoff: Cabanas holds World Cup dream, Keane joins Celtic and more

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Tuesday Kickoff: Cabanas holds World Cup dream, Keane joins Celtic and more

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Salvador Cabanas (Reuters)

The last thing most people were thinking about after Salvador Cabanas was shot in the head last week was whether he could still play in the World Cup. For Cabanas, who is recovering and in stable condition, the World Cup is a dream he is still holding on to.

Cabanas has regained consciousness and is movig his limbs and is expected to leave intensive care soon, and reports out of Mexico have revealed that the Paraguayan striker told his father he plans on playing in the World Cup.

Cabanas is one of Paraguay's top players and helped lead the nation qualify for its fourth straight World Cup.

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KEANE JOINS CELTIC

In a late transfer rush that saw few marquee moves, none was bigger than Tottenham strikerRobbie Keane's loan move to Scottish power Celtic.

Keane had fallen out of favor at Tottenham in favor of strikers Jermaine Defoe and Peter Crouch, but figures to be the focal point of Celtic's push to catch Rangers atop the Scottish Premier League standings. Celtic currently trails Rangers by 10 points, but do hold a match in hand.

NO MOVE FOR BOCANEGRA

Carlos Bocanegra's long-rumored switch from Rennes to St. Etienne failed to materialize before the transfer window close, and his start in Rennes' 4-0 win vs. Grenoble on Saturday (his third straight) could be a sign that Bocanegra has regained his starting role for the French club.

Bocanegra had fallen out of favor at Rennes (with converted midfielder Romain Danze taking the starting spot), and persistent reports linked the club with a move for Slovakian left back Marek Cech, a move that would have paved the way for Bocanegra's departure. The Cech move never happened, leaving Bocanegra to battle for the starting job he lost for two months.

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What do you think of these developments? Praying Cabanas can be back for the World Cup? Think Keane can help Celtic catch Rangers? Confident Bocanegra will hold onto the starting left back spot for Rennes?

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