Superga Air Disaster

superga air disater
The Superga air disaster took place on May 4th 1949. A plane that carrying almost the entire Torino AC, an Italian football club, crashed into the hill of Superga near Turin. All 31 aboard was killed including 18 players, club officials, journalist accompanying the team, and the plane’s crew. The team was returning  from a friendly match against Benfica in Lisbon to Turin. The thunderstorm and poor visibility was reported as a cause of the crash.

Munich Air Disaster
the busby babes
On 6 Febuary 1958, a plane that took 7 Manchester United players crashed on its third attempt to take off at Munich Airport. They all died in the crash. The footballing world is reeling from the loss of some of its most talented young players which known as the "Busby Babes". Their average age was 24 and they included Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, Liam Whelan, Tommy Taylor, Geoff Bent, and David Pegg.

andres escobar
Andrés Escobar
Andrés Escobar was shot and killed due to his own goal in World Cup 1994 when Colombia lost 1-2 against United State. It's believed that his death was in retaliation for the gambling losses suffered by several powerful drug lords. Escobar was shot 12 times by two men in the parking lot of "El Indio" bar, located in Medellin, Colombia. It was reported that the killer shouted "Goal" for each of the bullets fired. Escobar was escorted to the hospital and died 45 minutes later.

Marc-Vivien Foé
marc vivien foe
Marc-Vivien Foé of Cameroon dead in the middle of international competitive fixture. He died when his team faced Colombia in the semi-final of FIFA Confederations Cup. In the 72nd minutes, Foe suddenly collapsed in the centre circle. After attempt to resurrection him on the pitch, Foe was stretchered off the field. Medics spent 45 minutes to restart his heart but without success. Foe died at age 28. A first autopsy did not determine an exact cause of death, but a second autopsy concluded that Foé's death was heart-related as it discovered evidence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a hereditary condition known to increase the risk of sudden death during physical exercise.

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