Baku. 23 May. REPORT.AZ/ An Argentine footballer has tragically died after colliding with another player and catching a knee to the head in a freak on pitch accident, Report informs referring to the El Dia.
The player, identified in local media as 24-year-old Michael Favre who played for San Jorge de Villa Elisa in Argentina's Entre Rios province, fell to the ground while battling for the ball against his Defensores de Colon opponent, Geronimo Quintana.
Quintana appeared to accidentally knee Favre in the head while the two tumbled to the ground.
Favre got up after the collision, but was then knocked to the ground by a third player, identified as Favio Larrosa, who appeared to hit him in the head with his forearm.
Favre struggled to get up for a second time before falling back to the ground and appearing to go unconscious.
He was then taken to hospital, where he later died.
Two players of the rival club were detained.