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Italy footballer Morosini dies after collapse on pitch


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Former Italy Under 21 and Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini has died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during his team's Serie B match at Pescara.

The 25-year-old collapsed in the 31st minute and received treatment on the pitch - reportedly including a heart massage in a bid to resuscitate him - before being rushed to hospital. The match was abandoned and the players left the field in tears.

Lega Serie B then confirmed on their website: 'Tragedy on the field. After suffering a cardiac arrest during the match between Pescara and Livorno, Piermario Morosini has died.

The 25-year-old player, who came through the youth ranks with Atalanta, arrived at Livorno from Udinese in January and played nine times for the Amaranto.

All matches in Italy this weekend have been called off as a result.

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.'

The ambulance came onto the field in Pescara to take Morosini away, with both sets of players standing by in distress.

The tragedy comes four weeks after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during his team's FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham.

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RIP.

Someting's happening. Perhaps some lifestyle change these footballers had? Or some new, legal performance drug?

This one of most stamina-intensive sport, there hearts must be a lot healthy than ours.

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Fabrice Muamba got a lot less international press coverage than Piermario Morosini....

Sad it is 2012 and we still see two issues:

1: Players dying on the pitch.

2: Racism

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Fabrice Muamba got a lot less international press coverage than Piermario Morosini....

Sad it is 2012 and we still see two issues:

1: Players dying on the pitch.

2: Racism

Mainly because he is alive, and recovering in hospital.....

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Fabrice Muamba got a lot less international press coverage than Piermario Morosini....

Sad it is 2012 and we still see two issues:

1: Players dying on the pitch.

2: Racism

Well he's alive, so of course he'd going to get a little less coverage.

1. It's sport, and unfortunately, the human body can only take so much. For some people, this is playing the sport they absolutely love.

2. How is this a surprise at all? I also don't know what you're referencing here.

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