Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Soccer Player Collapses, Dies

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Soccer Player Collapses, Dies

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Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe collapsed in the heat during the Confederations Cup semifinal against Colombia in Lyon, France, yesterday and later died, FIFA said.

The 28-year old player fell during the game, which was played in temperatures in the low 90s. He was lapsing into unconsciousness when he was carried off the field on a stretcher to the sideline, where he received treatment, including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and oxygen.

FIFA's medical officer, Alfred Mueller, said doctors tried to resuscitate Foe for 45 minutes but were unsuccessful.

The cause of death wasn't immediately determined; an autopsy was planned.

Lyon has been in the midst of a heat wave, with temperatures soaring into the 90s during recent afternoons.


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