Drama in amateur football: 25-year-old goalkeeper dies after stopping a penalty

Just after saving a penalty, Winkel Sport B goalkeeper Arne Espeel became unwell.

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LAmateur football was struck by sad news this Saturday evening. Winkel Sport B goalkeeper Arne Espeel died aged 25 shortly after his game in the second provincial in West Flanders.

Facing Westrozebeke, Arne saved a penalty in the second half, but felt unwell just after his stoppage and collapsed, reports the Flemish press. The emergency services quickly arrived on site to provide cardiac massage, under the eyes of Arne’s relatives. It was on the way to the hospital that the young man died.

“We are all extremely affected,” reacted the team in comments reported by Het Laatste Nieuws. “He has played with us since his youth and is particularly appreciated by all. That something like this should happen to such a young man is beyond comprehension. »


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