Andre Villas-Boas Taken To Hospital After Crash During Dakar Rally

Andre Villas-Boas Taken To Hospital After Crash During Dakar Rally

Andre Villas-Boas had to withdraw from the Dakar Rally on Wednesday morning after being taken to hospital.

The Portuguese coach and his co-driver Ruben Faria crashed into a sand dune in Peru on Tuesday during the fourth stage of the ongoing 2018 Dakar Rally. And perhaps it was more fun to crash into a Peruvian sand dune than it was dealing with players like Oscar and Hulk in a Chinese football league.

He added: "Unfortunately I can't continue but it's part of the Dakar". Better luck next time!

The former manager, who guided Porto to the 2011 UEFA Europa League title, chose to test his driving skills this year by participating in the famously risky race, which had always been a dream of his.

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Villas-Boas left Chinese football team Shanghai SIPG previous year in order to follow in the footsteps of his uncle Pedro, who competed in the 1982 and 1984 editions of the Dakar.

Villas-Boas had been representing Team Overdrive and driving a Toyota, but he will now have to wait until next year if he wants to complete the race.

A total of 28 competitors have lost their lives since the start of the Dakar Rally in 1979.

The 14-stage event finishes on Friday 19 January in Cordoba, Argentina.

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