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Royal Antwerp teenager Lobanzo dies after cardiac arrest

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(Reuters) – Royal Antwerp youngster Joel Lobanzo has died at the age of 17 following a cardiac arrest during a training session with the Under-19 squad, the Belgian club said on Thursday. Medical personnel and coaches present during Tuesday’s training session tried to resuscitate the player before they transferred him to a hospital, the club said in a statement on their website. Lobanzo remained in a critical condition for more than a day before he died, the club added. Antwerp said they have been counselling players and staff who witnessed the incident.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)
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