Remember that whole U-20 soccer tournament brawl in Brazil that came to an abrupt halt when evil Sport Recife goalkeeper Gustavo karate-kicked Vasco da Gama's Elivelton directly in his neck from behind? Well, you can likely tack an attempted-murder charge onto the lifetime ban that Gustavo's facing.

[P]olice chiefs have already questioned several key witnesses and stated their intentions to charge him with attempted murder. They now plan to speak with 18-year-old Gustavo and five of his now former team-mates.

The victim was rushed to hospital with suspected spinal trauma but an x-ray delivered far better news than was expected.

Elivelton said: "I just hope he no longer has such an attitude on the field in the future, whatever team he is playing for."

Gustavo added: "I'm sorry for what I did, I wanted to speak with him personally so I could apologise to him to try and calm him too."

Kung-fu keeper facing threat of attempted murder charge over sickening neck kick [Mail Online] (H/T Tomuban)