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Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda dies after collision with teammate

Oct 17, 2017 12:43 IST
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In a tragic incident, Choirul Huda -- Indonesia’s most iconic footballer -- passed away after a mid-game collision with a teammate on Sunday. Huda, 38, a long-time regular for his hometown club Persela in East Java, collapsed just before half-time after Sunday’s accidental clash with Brazilian midfielder Ramon Rodrigues. Video footage showed him clutching his chest in pain before he was rushed away on a stretcher and taken to hospital. Doctors said he stopped breathing and suffered a heart attack. Thousands of fans also took to social media in memory of Huda, who had been known to Persela supporters as “One Man, One Club, One Love”.