Cup crowd honour Cameroon player

THE death of Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe was commemorated by Fifa when his son read an emotional address to the crowd before the Confederations Cup final between Brazil and the US last night.

THE death of Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe was commemorated by Fifa when his son read an emotional address to the crowd before the Confederations Cup final between Brazil and the US last night.

Marc-Scott Foe, wearing a Cameroon shirt with his father's No17 on the back, thanked Fifa for the support his family had received since Marc-Vivien Foe, aged 26, died after collapsing during the Confederations Cup semifinal against Colombia in Lyon, France, in 2003.

Images of Foe were shown on the stadium's two giant screens while the players of both teams stood together in the centre of the pitch.

Foe was found to have suffered from hyptrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart-related disease and Fifa have since developed health programmes to detect it among young players throughout the world. - Reuters

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