21 Year Old Spanish Coach Dies Due to Coronavirus

  • AUTHOR: anam
  • POSTED ON: March 17, 2020

The world is a scary place right now and with more than 7000 fatalities caused by the virus, one more has been added to the list. On Sunday, a 21-year-old youth football coach passed away after being diagnosed with coronavirus and leukaemia.

Source: Talk Sport

According to The Independent, Francisco Garcia experienced symptoms of COVID-19 and tested positive for the virus. However, in addition to the deadly virus, his test also revealed that his condition was declining because of cancer. He was struggling to breathe and was asked to seek medical assistance regarding the symptoms.

Atletico Portada Alta released a statement in Spanish after his death saying, “From Atletico Portada Alta we want to express our most profound condolences to the family and friends of our coach Francisco Garcia who has unfortunately left us today. What will we do without you now, Francis? You were always there with us at Portada or wherever we needed you, helping. How are we going to continue to conquer kilometres in the league? We don’t know how but for sure, we will do so for you. We will never forget you.

Source: Metro

Gracia was coaching the junior team for Atletico Portada Alta in Malaga and was quite popular in the league due to his exceptional leadership skills. La Liga 2 team Malaga CF tweeted a tribute for him in Spanish. The English translation states, “From the club we want to transmit to @AtlPortadaAlta our deepest condolences for the loss of one of its coaches, Francisco García, as well as sending a warm hug to his family and friends. Together we must stop #COVID-19.”

Sports seasons around the world have been called off due to the spread of coronavirus. Spain has issued an emergency in the region, and along with Major League Soccer, Major League Basketball and NHL, La Liga management has also postponed the season.

Source: Daily Express

From the latest report issued on Monday, 7988 known cases of Covid-19 with 294 fatalities have been reported from Spain. The lockdown is said to last for more than 15 days as extra time is needed to win the battle against coronavirus.

Updated March 17, 2020
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