Cameroon soccer player Marc-Vivien Foe, died Thursday during a Confederations Cup semi-final game against Colombia in Lyon, France. Cause of death was not released. He was 28.
The six-foot-three midfielder collapsed minutes before the match ended. He was placed on a stretcher, carried off the field and treated by doctors, but he could not be revived. The FIFA announced Foe’s death minutes after the match ended in Cameroon’s favor.
Foe played with Cameroon’s Canon Yaounde, France’s Lens, England’s West Ham United, Lyon and Manchester City. Though he represented Cameroon 65 times and played in the World Cup, Foe also experienced some career setbacks. In 1998, he broke his leg prior to the finals, and in 2000, he contracted malaria.