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30-Year-Old Algerian Footballer Sofiane Lokar Dies of Heart Attack During Match


Last night, I reported on the tragic death of 23-year-old Croatian footballer Marin Cacic. The young player passed away on December 23rd after suddenly collapsing on the pitch during training. Cacic went into a coma, and the hospital staff couldn’t save his life. 

In Algeria, a young footballer has lost his life due to a cardiac-related event. 30-year-old Sofiane Lokar, captain of the Algerian team Mouloudia Saida, passed away on Saturday after a heart attack.

Lokar suffered the heart attack during a match against Oran Association in the Algerian second division league. Sadly, the medical staff was unable to revive the young player. 

The video below shows the distressing scene amongst Lokar’s teammates after he collapsed on the pitch:

Gulf Today wrote:

Sofiane Lokar, 30, suddenly fell on the field during the match, and medical staff rushed to try to save his life, but he breathed his last, after suffering a heart attack.

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Algerian fans mourned the deceased player Sofiane, especially since his marriage only a week ago.

Interia Sport provided additional details:

The game was interrupted with the away team leading 1-0. However, one of the players of this team suffered a heart attack, which ended in death.

This tragedy befell Captain Mouloudia Sofiane Lokar. The 30-year-old was quickly helped, but could not be saved.

The drama of this event is added by the fact that the footballer got married just a week ago. This event was traumatic for all participants of the meeting. The match was not finished, and the players lamented in the dressing room.


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