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Sunday 24 September 2017

Cardiac arrest claims life of another Belgian player

Tim Nicot passes away after collapsing on pitch

Belgian player Tim Nicot has become the second player from the country in just two weeks to die from cardiac arrest during a match.

Nicot, who plays in the Belgian fourth tier, collapsed on Friday during a a tournament in Hemiksem and was placed in an induced coma but his club, Wilrijk-Beerschot, confirmed his death this morning.

Tim Nicot: Second Belgian player dies of cardiac arrest

Two weeks ago, Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens died three days after collapsing during a reserve match.

The 24-year-old lost consciousness in the first half of a meeting with Genk and was initially attended to by both the Lokeren and the Genk medical staff before he was transported to hospital where he dies three days later.

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