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Victor Hugo Hurtado (Referee)

 



Whiskey Coates
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May 20, 2019, 1:43 PM

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Bolivian referee Victor Hugo Hurtado, 32, collapsed in the 47th minute of the league game between Always Ready and Oriente Petrolero, and died later in hospital.

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It was 0-0 at the time the referee collapsed but eventually finished 5-0 to the hosts, but what I find more shocking than the result was that the match continued at all after such a tragic on field event. In this country the game would have immediately been abandoned, were they worried fans would riot if they didn't continue with the game?


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A referee collapsed during a top flight football match at the world's highest stadium and later died after being taken to hospital.

It occurred at the Bolivian Primera Division match between Always Ready and Oriente Petrolero held at the El Alto Municipal Stadium, considered the highest professional football stadium in the world at 4,150 metres above sea level.

Referee Victor Hugo Hurtado, 32, collapsed, initially on to his knees, in the 47th minute of the match. Medics treated him on the pitch with an oxygen tank being brought on to the pitch and then a stretcher.

Hurtado was rushed to the El Norte Hospital but was declared dead an hour later. Always Ready president Fernando Costa said the referee had suffered cardiac arrest.

Costa said it was too early to link Hurtado's death with the altitude of the stadium.

The fourth official Julio-Fernando Gutierrez was brought in to complete the match which Always Ready went on to win 5-0.

 
 


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