Argentine soccer player dies after collapsing on field
Argentine soccer player Cristian Gomez, who played with Atletico Parana in the country's second tier, died Sunday shortly after collapsing on the field during a game.
Argentina's football association announced his passing on its website. He was 27.
The match against Boca Unidos was suspended.
Gomez collapsed during the 33rd minute of the game and a trainer performed CPR before an ambulance came on the field to take him to a hospital. Gomez had gone into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Argentine television network TyC Sports.
Gomez is the second Argentine soccer player to die after an on-field incident this month. Emmanuel Ortega, a player in the country's fifth division, suffered a head injury during a match on May 3 and died 11 days later. The AFA suspended all league play after Ortega's death.
- Dan Gartland