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Footballer dies after collapsing on pitch

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Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini has died after suffering a suspected heart-attack during an Italian second division match at Pescara on Saturday, Italian media reported.

The 25-year-old collapsed suddenly in the first half of the game, leading to the match being abandoned. He was treated on the pitch before being taken away by ambulance to a hospital in Pescara. But he was later pronounced dead.

Consequently all weekend football in Italy has been called off, the Italian Football Federation said.

Morosini had been conscious when put in the ambulance but his condition was said to be serious when he arrived at hospital.

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