Footballer dies on pitch.

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    WinterMute

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    Marc-Vivien Foe, of Manchester City collapsed and died on the pitch during the semi-final of the Confederations Cup against Columbia, he was unchallenged in the centre circle, and was pronounced dead after some 45 mins of attempts to re-start his heart.

    Story:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/3024360.stm
     
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    Stike

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    Churchill´s comment on how he became so old: "No sports."
    Heh. Sorry, but this looks like yet another mystery "training-overload" death. Reminds me of Bruce Lee a little.
    Tragic nonetheless. He may have had a faulty heart rhythm, I heard many people actually have such heart faults, but most can live with it - except they do too much sport.
     
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    As a City fan I took this a little hard. I was looking forward to Foe making a permanent move to City this summer.

    Now they're saying that he wasn't feeling well earlier in the week and actually made a trip to the hospital and had some blood work done. He was released on wednesday from the hospital.

    R.I.P M-VF
     
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    hvfsl

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    I heard some doctors on the news saying it was 'instant death syndrome', where someone can just die without much warning.
     
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    The papers said today that the postmortum didn't show anything, but ruled out heart attack. His wife said hes been ill and should never had played, but he wanted to play in his adopted hiome of Lyon.

    Liverpool were interested in signing foe a while ago and Gerard Houillier said he was a great player and a great man. From the Liverpool staff, players and fans like myself oir heart goes out to his family and friends and all the man city fans and other fans of his former clubs that are talking it hard.

    Rest In Peace Marc Vivian Foe.
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    i'd love to get arn's opinion, but for all practical purposes, i think that's BS... there's a reason somewhere. Tachycardia, something had to be a precursor, this is not exactly a rare occurance in sports...

    pnw
     

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