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United Arab Emirates footballer Saad dies at training

Salem Saad in action for the UAE team
Salem Saad, in white, is the second player to die suddenly this week

A striker with the national United Arab Emirates football team has died of a heart attack suffered during a club training session.

Salem Saad, 31, collapsed while training with his club Al Nasr and could not be revived in hospital.

Saad had progressed through the ranks of the national team, from the under-17s up to the full squad.

He joined Al Nasr at the start of the season after a fall-out with previous club Al Shabab.

He is the second footballer to die suddenly this week, after Mexican striker Antonio De Nigris, also 31, collapsed on Monday.

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