Le Havre defender Samba Diop dies aged 18
Le Havre defender Samba Diop has died, the French Ligue 2 side have confirmed.
Diop, 18, had yet to make his first-team debut for the club, but was a regular for their reserve side in the fourth tier of French football.
Le Havre have not specified the cause of his death, simply stating he passed away on Friday night.
The club's first-team game with Reims on Saturday has been postponed as a result.
In a brief statement, a Le Harve spokesperson said: "It is with great sadness that club members learned of the death of our player Samba Diop.
C'est avec une énorme tristesse que nous vous faisons part du décès de notre joueur Samba Diop.
Il s'agit d'un moment extrêmement difficile pour nous tous.
Tout le club du HAC présente ses plus sincères condoléances à la famille de Samba.
— HAC Football (@HAC_Foot) April 7, 2018
"The 18-year-old defender, who was born in Le Havre, died last night.
"This is a horrible moment for all the players, from the football school to the professional group, staff members and volunteers, administrators and leaders.
"Le Havre extends its deepest condolences to Samba's family."