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Football Player Dies During a Match in Peru

Categories: Latin America, Peru, Citizen Media, Sport

Five minutes before the end of a game between the football teams Real Garcilaso [1] and Sporting Cristal [2], 18-year-old Sporting Cristal player Yair José Clavijo suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away. Sporting Cristal's medical team tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him at the field of the Municipal Stadium in Urcos [3], in Cusco [4].

Former football commentator Elejalder Godos [5][es] joined the Twitter users who resorted [6] [es] to the microblogging network to express their feelings about this sad news:

My condolences to Yair Clavijo's family for the untimely passing of young Sporting Cristal player in a Cusquean field.