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FACTBOX-Soccer-Sudden deaths of players

 Feb 11 (Reuters) - Gabon international Guy Tchingoma
collapsed and died on the field during a premier division match
in Libreville on Saturday, the Gabonews agency reported.
 Midfielder Tchingoma, 21, collapsed after contact with an
opposing player late in the match between his club FC105
Libreville and US Mbiliandzami at the Mondedang de Sibang
stadium.
 Here are details of some previous sudden deaths of
footballers:
 OKWARAJI: In August 1989, Nigeria's Samuel Okwaraji
collapsed 10 minutes from the end of a World Cup qualifier
against Angola in Lagos and died from cardiac failure.
 LONGHURST: York City striker Dave Longhurst died aged 25
after collapsing two minutes before halftime in a league match
against Lincoln City in September 1990. The game was abandoned
and an inquest revealed he had suffered from a rare heart
condition.
 DOS SANTOS: In October 2002, the 28-year-old Brazilian
striker Marcio Dos Santos died of a heart attack just hours
after scoring a goal for Peruvian side Deportivo Wanka.
 FOE: Midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe collapsed during Cameroon's
1-0 victory against Colombia in a Confederations Cup match in
June 2003 in Lyon, France and died shortly afterwards
 FERREIRA: Brazilian 20-year-old Max died in hospital in July
2003 after feeling unwell during a training session for his club
Botafogo-Ribeirao Preto
 FEHER: In January 2004, the 24-year-old Hungarian
international Miklos Feher died after collapsing from a heart
attack in a Portuguese league game between his club Benfica and
Vitoria Guimaraes.
 SERGINHO: Sao Caetano defender Serginho died after suffering
an apparent cardio-respiratory arrest during a Brazilian
championship match against Sao Paulo in October 2004.
 CUNHA: In Portugal, Uniao Leiria midfielder Hugo Cunha
collapsed and died during a game with friends in June 2005. He
was 28.
 PUERTA - Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta died on Aug. 28,
2007 three days after collapsing during a Primera Liga
match against Getafe.
 NSOFWA - Zambian striker Chaswe Nsofwa of Israeli second
division side Hapoel Beer Sheva collapsed and died during a
practice match in the southern desert city on Aug 29, 2007.
 O'DONNELL - Motherwell midfielder Phil O'Donnell died
after collapsing on the pitch towards the end of a Scottish
Premier League match against Dundee United on Dec 29.
 (Editing by Patrick Johnston)





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