Super Eagles World Cup rival loses striker on football pitch - FCNaija

World Cup 2018 By: Uche Duru | 26/03/2018

Croatia has lost a striker Bruno Boban on the football pitch after a ball hit him in the chest.

The 25-year old Croatian footballer collapsed and tragically passed away after being struck in the chest by the ball at a football match.

Emergency workers spent almost an hour trying to revive Bruno Boban before he was pronounced dead on the pitch.

Bruno who plays for the Croatian third tier was 15 minutes into Marsonia's match against Slavonija Pozega when a player smashed the ball into his chest from close range.

Play continued until Bruno, the Croatian third division's top scorer, suddenly fell to the ground unconscious.

Realising something was horribly wrong, players from both sides rushed to his aid as those on the touchline called an ambulance.

His team-mates and rivals struggled to fight back tears as medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The cause of death has not yet been announced.