Swedish player dies on pitch

Sep 04, 2012, 11:09 IST | Agencies

Former Helsingborg striker Victor Brannstrom has died after collapsing during a match in the Swedish lower leagues

The 29-year-old had just scored a goal for Pitea in their Division Four South fixture against Umedalen yesterday when he fell to the ground. Brannstrom was transferred to a local hospital by ambulance but was later pronounced dead of suspected cardiac arrest. Swedish news agency TT says Brannstrom had passed out during a match earlier this year. He took a break from the sport to undergo medical tests but returned after doctors found nothing wrong.

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