Ardiles and Villa involved in Falklands car accident

Ricky Villa (left) and Ossie Ardiles pictured in London last year. Credit: PA

Former Argentina and Tottenham footballers Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles have been involved in a car accident on the Falkland Islands on Monday night.

The South Atlantic News Agency said the pair were on the island to film a documentary for ESPN.

A British military helicopter airlifted Ardiles and Villa, both 61, to a hospital in Stanley shortly after the accident occurred at around 9pm local time, according to the MinutoUno news site.

Four of the injured were discharged from hospital while three remain under observation, the report added.

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