world soccer 17.10.2017 04:08 pm

WATCH: Goalkeeper dies after freak tackle

WATCH: Goalkeeper dies after freak tackle

A goalkeeper of Indonesian club Persela Lamongan has passed away after colliding with a teammate.

Choirul Huda kept his eyes on the ball when he and teammate defender Ramon Rodrigues tried to stop an opponent from taking a shot at the goalposts.

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Huda got a knee in the chest and fell unconscious thereafter. Medical personnel rushed on to the field to give him emergency treatment on the sidelines before he was put in the ambulance and rushed to the hospital, where he died later.

“He was still conscious and complained of pain in the chest,” one member of the medical team told the media. “Then he fell unconscious.”

The goalkeeper joined Persela in 1999, and was a fan favourite.

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