Tragic news from the world of soccer, as Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini has died after collapsing on the field during today’s Serie B match at Pescara. The match was abandoned after 31 minutes.
Morosini, 25, was rushed to a local hospital after medical personnel attended to him on the field for a suspected heart attack, but he was dead on arrival.
The game was then suspended with many players leaving the field in tears.
“He suffered a cardiac arrest. Unfortunately he was already dead when the ambulance arrived. He never regained consciousness,” announced a physician.
Details are sketchy, but the local media are reporting that a police car had blocked the ambulance’s path into the stadium.
“I don’t know if the ambulance was late, but I know that the entrance onto the pitch was blocked by a vehicle,” said a witness. “Morosini collapsed, he tried to get back up but then collapsed again.”
The former Italy Under-21 international soccer player was on loan at Livorno from Serie A side Udinese.
As a result of Morosini’s death, all Serie A games have been cancelled this weekend.
The Lega Serie A said in a statement on their website:
The football world mourns the tragedy that occurred this afternoon in Pescara, where during the game between the hosts and Livorno, the player Piermario Morosini slumped to the ground suffering from a heart attack. Transported to the hospital, the young midfielder was put into an induced coma, but died at around 1700.
The FIGC has suspended, in memory of Piermario, all games scheduled over the weekend.
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