JOHANNESBURG - 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 United States on Sunday. Marc-Scott Foe, wearing a Cameroon shirt with his father's No.17 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 semi-final 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 hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart-related disease and FIFA have since developed health programmes to detect it among young players throughout the world.
28 June 2009
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