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Calls For Investment After Italy Player's Death

Milan, Apr 15: An Italian sports medicine specialist has called for more government investment to prevent athlete deaths, a day after a former Italy under-21 footballer died after collapsing during a game.Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini
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India TV News Desk 15 Apr 2012, 06:20 PM IST
Milan, Apr 15: An Italian sports medicine specialist has called for more government investment to prevent athlete deaths, a day after a former Italy under-21 footballer died after collapsing during a game.

Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini died Saturday after suffering cardiac arrest on the pitch during his team's Serie B match at Pescara. He was 25.

The director of sporting medicine at the San Camillo di Roma hospital, told The Associated Press on Sunday that even though Morosini's death “was totally unexpected” and that professional athletes in Italy “are safe” the government needs to put more money into “focusing on prevention.”

The incident came less than a month after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba survived a similar incident.
 
   
 

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