A 44-year-old referee has died after suffering a fatal heart attack on the pitch during a match.
The Brazilian referee, Isildo Fabiano Bianchi collapsed in front of players during a match between two local sides, Sao Carlos and Taubate, in Sao Paulo.
He was immediately rushed to the hospital but Bianchi didn’t make it, he died on Friday, says reports.
The Brazilian Futsal League expressed condolences to the referee’s family, saying:
“The LPF (Paulista Futsal League) deeply regrets the death of referee Isildo Fabiano Bianchi da Silva, 44, who unfortunately died on Friday night (10) during the match between Intelli and Taubaté in São Paulo Carlos (SP), validated by the first phase of the Paulista Cup.
“All necessary medical procedures were carried out in hospital, but unfortunately the referee could not be revived.”