Requeim for a midfielder…

Confederations Cup organizers will stage a pre-match ceremony before the final to commemorate the death of Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe who collapsed and died in the 2003 semifinals against Colombia.

He was later found to have suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart-related disease. He was just 28. He played at club level for Manchester City and Racing Lens, among other sides. City retired the number 23 shirt he wore, while at their new Eastlands stadium there is a small memorial garden for him.Racing Lens renamed an avenue near their Felix Bollaert Stadium after him and he was given a state funeral in Cameroon. Sepp Blatter said that the tragic event had since led to safety measures concerning international matches which now either have doctors on the bench or staff capable of using defibrillators.

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