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This is actually from a few days ago but I just noticed it now. Meanwhile, the body of Marc-Vivien Foé was brought home to Yaounde, Cameroon on Saturday and thousands of fans lined the streets to pay their respects.

Young Brazilian dies after training

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 2 (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Brazilian player died on Wednesday after feeling unwell during a training session, his club Botafogo-Ribeirao Preto said.

The incident occurred less than one week after Cameroon's Marc-Vivien Foe collapsed and died during a match against Colombia at the Confederations Cup in France.

Botafogo-Ribeirao Preto, who play in the third division of the Brazilian championship, said on their official website that Maximiliano Patrick Ferreira, known as 'Max', had died in hospital.

'The athlete felt bad, was immediately given help and taken to hospital but the efforts of the medical team were not enough to revive him,' the club said.

The club, based in the provincial city of Ribeirao Preto around 400 kilometres from Sao Paulo, said 'Max' joined them as a boy and spent his career with them apart from brief spells on loan to Internacional Limeira and Sertaozinho.

Media reports said the player collapsed to the ground shortly after complaining to a team mate that he was feeling dizzy.

Team doctor Alexandre Vega was quoted as saying that the player had no history of medical problems.

'He always did the exams and nothing was ever found,' Vega told the website of the sports daily Lance. 'No diabetes, high cholesterol, nothing.'

Last Thursday, the soccer world was stunned when 28-year-old Foe died after collapsing during the second half of the semi-final against Colombia.

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