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Monday, 16 October 2017 - 12:10
Tragic death: Indonesian goalkeeper dies after on-field collision (video)
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A goalkeeper in Indonesia's top division has died after colliding with a team-mate during a league match.

 Choirul Huda, 38, was rushed to hospital yesterday (15) but pronounced dead shortly after arriving, doctors said.

In a statement released on the website of his club - Persela FC - Dr. Yudistiro Andri Nugroho said Huda suffered "impacts on the chest and lower jaw".

He added the "initial analysis" suggested a "possibility of head trauma and neck trauma".

Dr. Nugroho, from Dr. Soegiri Lamongan Hospital in Lamongan, East Java, said the collision resulted in Huda "stopping breathing and [caused a] cardiac arrest".

He said a medical team attempted to revive him but after an hour there were "no reflexes of signs of normal life".

The match continued, with Persela beating Semen Padang 2-0.

Persela said thousands of fans later attended a candlelit vigil to honour the goalkeeper, who made more than 500 league appearances for his only club. 

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