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Brazilian Football Star Dies


Brazilian football striker Cristiano de Lima, Jr. died Sunday after he collapsed on the field after colliding with other players in the final of the Indian domestic league's Federation Cup tournament.

After receiving first aid at the scene, the 25-year-old player was transported to Hosmat Hospital in Bangalore, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The cause of his death was not immediately known.

De Lima scored both goals in Dempo Sports Club's 2-0 win over Mohun Bagan. He scored his second goal in the 78th minute, but he fell to the ground immediately after the collision with other players near the net.

Hospital officials say an autopsy is pending.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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