Second footballer dies in Belgium
Published 11/05/2015 | 12:01
A 23-year-old defender from a lower-league football club has become the second Belgian player to die of cardiac arrest in less than two weeks.
Antwerp-based team Beerschot-Wilrijk said Tim Nicot died after collapsing during a match last week.
He was taken to the Antwerp university hospital, where he had been kept in an artificial coma.
In April, Gregory Mertens, a 24-year-old defender from Lokeren, also died from cardiac arrest during a reserve-team match.