Homage for Marc-Vivien

Homage for Marc-Vivien

A capacity crowd held a minute's applause before the Brazil v Uruguay Confederations Cup semifinal in memory of Marc-Vivien Foe, the Cameroon player who died during a match in the same tournament exactly 10 years ago.

Foe collapsed unexpectedly in the 75th minute of the Confederations Cup semifinal in Lyon between Cameroon and Colombia on June 26, 2003. Although medics tried to resuscitate him he was pronounced dead minutes later.

He died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a rare condition that causes the walls of the heart to thicken and is very hard to diagnose.

The Manchester City player was just 28.

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