Two young footballers die following heart attacks

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Two young footballers die following heart attacks.

TWO young footballers die following heart attacks – Oman international Mukhaled Al-Raqadi dies aged 29 and Marin Cacic dies aged 23.

Mukhaled Al-Raqadi

Mukhaled Al-Raqadi passed away after collapsing during the warm-up before Muscat FC’s match against Suwaiq in the Omantel League.

According to reports, the 29-year-old sadly died in hospital after being rushed there by ambulance on Wednesday, December 22.

The Muscat defender reportedly suffered a heart attack, according to local reports.

Muscat FC, who currently sit bottom in Oman’s top-flight league, announced the sad news with a heartfelt message on Twitter.

It read: “With faithful hearts accepting of God’s will, the board of directors of Muscat sports club and all its affiliates extend their sincere condolences to the family of Al-Raqadi.

“We ask God to have mercy on him. To God we belong and to God we shall return,” as reported by The Sun.

Marin Cacic

23-year-old Marin Cacic collapsed during a training session with his side NK Nehaj a few days ago. He was rushed to hospital where he was placed into a coma, as reported by The Sun.

Tragically though, his team, who play in the Croatian second tier, confirmed that the young player died. According to Bosnia and Herzegovina news-site Klix, he passed away after suffering a ‘heart attack’.

The site reported that the Gospic-born defender, who played with lower league side Isernia in Italy and with Bosnia and Herzegovina side NK Jedinstvo, ‘suddenly collapsed during training’.

NK Jedinstvo paid tribute to Cacic writing on their website: “Rest in peace, Marin, forever in our hearts.”

Two young footballers die following heart attacks
Marin Cacic tribute. Credit: Facebook

These tragic deaths have led many to once again bring up the subject of the Covid vaccine being linked to footballers and sports stars collapsing, although there have been no confirmed links between these two cases and the jab.

However, that hasn’t stopped one Twitter account from apparently keeping track of “the growing list of sportsmen and women that have died ‘suddenly’”.

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Matthew Roscoe

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    • Gerry attrick

      04 September 2022 • 09:26

      Okay young men. Now, booster up and play Russian roulette.

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