Croatian footballer dies after collapsing in training
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Croatian footballer dies after collapsing in training

Croatian footballer Marin Cacic has passed on after collapsing in training.

The 23-year-old was placed into a coma following his sudden collapse at training with his side NK Nehaj Sinj.

According to The Mirror, the player collapsed during the session and was immediately rushed to a hospital where he was diagnosed with heart failure. He was then put in a comatose state as doctors fought tirelessly to save his life, though their efforts sadly failed and Cacic was pronounced dead on December, 23.

Before his death was announced, his current side released a message on Facebook sending their thoughts and well-wishes to the bleak situation, writing: "Marin, Senj and your Nehaj are with you!!!

"Just fight, because you only know that way!!" His club would later confirm his passing on social media.

The defender originally left Nehaj in August of 2018 to ply his trade for Italian minnows Isernia, spending one season in Serie D before returning to his home country to play for NK Trnje Zagreb.

European football has seen a number of notable players collapse during games in the past year, including Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest during Denmark's opening game of Euro 2020.

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