Martin Demichelis celebrated making Argentina’s World Cup squad by getting his famous ponytail chopped off. The Manchester City defender made the drastic decision after being recalled by Coach Alejandro Sabella for this summer’s tournament in Brazil following two years in the wilderness.
Demichelis, who made 35 appearances for City this season as they reclaimed the Premier League title, chopped off his locks to toast the achievement. The news will come as a blow to fans who had made up a song in tribute to his barnet. But the controversial move could give Demichelis an extra yard of pace as he prepares to face Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria. His City team-mate Sergio Aguero has backed the decision to take his pal on the plane to Brazil. He said: ‘It was no surprise that he was called for playing in this World Cup, I think he has earned his position.’