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Michael Favre, a 24-year-old footballer from Argentina, has died after two blows to the head during a match. First a knee, then by a punch from a opponent to the head.

The terrible scenes unfolded as Favre turned out for Club San Jorge de Villa Elisa against Defensores de Colon in a provincial match in Entre Rios.

Favre fell to the ground while chasing a ball alongside opponent Geronimo Quintana, and as Favre tripped Quintana accidentally caught him in the head with his knee.

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The player got to his feet and reacted angrily, at which point a Defensores player ran in and appeared to hit Favre with his arm, sending him to the ground once again.

Favre, a father of two, again regained his feet but this time was clearly struggling. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival according to Eurosport.

 


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