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Le Havre teenager Diop dies

Le Havre

Le Havre are mourning the loss of a teenager player who died on Friday.

The second-tier French club said that 18-year-old defender Samba Diop died of unknown causes.

Diop, 18, played for Le Havre’s reserve team who compete in the fourth-tier of French soccer.

The teenager was from the city of Le Havre and in a statement the club said the following.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our player Samba Diop. This is an extremely difficult time for all of us. The entire HAC club extends its deepest condolences to the Samba family.”

Le Havre’s Ligue 2 game against Reims on Saturday has been postponed and the French league have said a “moment of silence” will be held before games across the top two tiers of French soccer on Saturday.