! Murcia today – 19-year-old football referee dies while warming up for match in El Algar
Fernando Alcaraz Bernal was given a minute of silence ahead of the Women’s Spanish Cup final
A season-ending soccer match in El Algar, near the inner shore of the Mar Menor, was marked by tragedy on Sunday when the assistant referee, a 19-year-old from La Unión named Fernando Alcaraz Bernal, s’ collapsed and died on warming up. for the match 15 minutes before kick-off.
The match between San Ginés de la Jara and Montecasillas was ready to start at 4:45 p.m. at the Sánchez Luengo stadium in El Algar when the young referee, a law student at the University of Murcia, collapsed as he returned to the locker room after warming up. in the field. Two players, one from each team, rushed to his aid and attempted to revive him for 45 minutes, aided by paramedics with a defibrillator, but the sudden heart attack he suffered proved fatal and his body was taken for an autopsy.
In tribute to Fernando Alcaraz, Bernal observed a minute of silence before the final of the Women’s Copa de la Reina in Leganés, and all players wore black armbands.
All football stadiums in Murcia have been equipped with defibrillators since the sudden death of footballer Rafa Lorente in the same stadium almost five years ago.
Image: RFEF: The players observe a minute of silence in Leganés ahead of the Women’s Spanish Cup final