The Italian football Association has announced that it will be cancelling all the features in the Italian Serie A and the Italian Serie B following the death of the 25-year-old Udinese player Piermario Morosini.
Piermario Morosini is thought to have died of heart attack, which has been an increasing phenomenon in the football world in recent times. A number of players – particularly Spanish players – have passed away while playing football on the pitch.
England midfielder Fabrice Muamba almost lost his life in the match against Tottenham, but excellent medical facilities meant that the doctors were able to save his life at the right moment.
Piermario Morosini, though, was not as lucky as Fabrice Muamba, as the 25-year-old lost his life playing football. The player was on loan at Italian Serie B club Livorno while the tragic incident occurred.
Immediately after his collapse on the pitch, he was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead. Udinese were set to play Inter Milan during the weekend, but along with this match and all other matches in the first two divisions have been cancelled. Piermario Morosini is an under 21 Italian international and he collapsed in the 31st minute of the match.
Piermario Morosini first started his career with Italian Serie A club Atalanta before moving to Udinese. He was one of the highly rated players at Udinese, who have a tradition of bringing many players through their academy. Many regard Morosini as a player who was set for big things in life, despite being only 25 years old.
It has been revealed that an autopsy has been carried out on his body, but it has failed to reveal any significant conclusions. However, he is thought to have been affected by the same genetic heart condition, which was responsible for the deaths of many players in recent seasons.