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Argentina suspends all professional soccer following player death
Argentina suspends all professional soccer following player death

The pitch will be silent in Argentina this weekend in honor of Emanuel Ortega, a 21-year-old fourth division soccer player who died after he was pushed into a concrete pillar by an opponent during a game last week. Ortega, a forward for San Martin de Burzaco, was chasing a ball during a game against Juventud Unida on May 3 when he hit the pole holding up a fence just outside the boundary line. The push by an opponent, which caused him to lose his balance, was not believed to be intentional. Ortega died from his injuries Thursday. Argentine Football Assn. President Luis Segura told the Associated Press the decision to forgo professional games this weekend...

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