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Shock as Egyptian football player suffers heart attack mid-game

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Egyptian football player Mohamed Farouk ‘Benzema’ died on Friday from a severe heart attack during a match.

Fans who attended the friendly match in the Aba el-Balad district in Minya were shocked when the player fell to the ground during the game.

Reports showed that Farouk suffered a heart attack which dropped his blood pressure and led to his death.

The football player was 33-years-old and was commonly called ‘Benzema’ for his uncanny resemblance to the French-Algerian Real Madrid player Karim Benzema.

Farouk played for Al Ittihad Alexandria Club, Border Guard Stadium, Al-Mansoura, and al-Shams. He was playing for the Sidi Salem Club in Kafr el-Sheikh governate at the time of his death.