Soccer player collapses and dies on the pitch during match in France

Medical services treated the player on the pitch

Soccer player collapses and dies on the pitch during match in France

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A soccer player has passed away after suffering a heart attack during a French cup game.

34-year-old Ben Idrissa Derme was playing for amateur side AJ Biguglia, when he collapsed in the final stages of the second half of a third-round tie against Furiani.

Paramedics attended to the Former Burkina Faso player but were unable to revive him in the stadium. Derme earned four caps for Burkina Faso and also played for CA Bastia during his career.