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Footballer Dies On Pitch After Being Cleared To Continue Minutes After Collision

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An Algerian footballer died on the pitch on Christmas Day after collapsing while captaining Mouloudia Saida in a second division match.

Sofiane Lokar was involved in a collision with his goalkeeper in the 26th minute of an Algerian Ligue 2 meeting against ASM Oran on Saturday, Dec. 25.

Lokar received treatment at the scene, and he was cleared to re-enter the action.

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However, ten minutes later, Lokar suddenly collapsed.

Medics had attempted to resuscitate Lokar on the pitch with CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before transferring him to a local hospital.

According to Reuters, Lokar was pronounced dead as a result of a heart attack on the way to the hospital.

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According to various reports, Lokar had only been married last week.

Lokar’s teammates were left in tears as the traumatic events unfolded around them.

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