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Livorno player dies after cardiac arrest at match
Livorno's Piermario Morosini dies after cardiac arrest during match in Pescara, Italy
By The Associated Press

PESCARA, Italy (AP) ' Hospital officials say Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini has died after suffering cardiac arrest during a Serie B match at Pescara. He was 25.

Edoardo De Blasio, a cardiologist at Pescara's Santo Spirito hospital in Italy, confirmed the death Saturday. He says "unfortunately he was already dead when he arrived at hospital. He didn't regain consciousness."

Morosini, who was on loan from Udinese, fell to the ground in the 31st minute of the match. A defibrillator was used on the player.



The match was called off and some players left the field in tears.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

PESCARA, Italy (AP) ' Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini has been rushed to a hospital after collapsing during his team's Serie B match at Pescara.

Morosini fell to the ground in the 31st minute of the match and received urgent medical attention on the pitch. A defibrillator was used on the 25-year-old player.

Morosini ' on loan from Udinese ' was taken to a hospital. Italian news agency ANSA reports Morosini suffered a heart attack in the ambulance.

The match has been called off and some players left the field in tears.


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