The first death in the world of football. Francisco Garcia, a coach of the Atletico Portada Alta club in Malaga, Spain, died after contracting the coronavirus. The 21-year-old boy, who also suffered from leukemia, died Sunday afternoon in Malaga.
According to the Spanish press, Francisco Garcia, who had coached the A-team of the Spanish club based in Malaga for the past four years, had a preexisting health problem, placing him in the most vulnerable group for contracting the coronavirus.
García was only recently diagnosed with leukemia, a condition that puts him at risk for contracting the Covid-19 virus, which continues to spread across Europe.
Atletico Portada Alta posted a touching post on social media about the death of the young coach. “We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of our coach Francisco Garcia, who left us in tragic circumstances,” the Spanish club wrote.
“And now what do we do without you, Francis? If you were always with us when it was necessary, help us and give everything. How are we going to continue to win the championship victory? We don’t know how, but we will surely do it for you. We will not forget you, rest in peace, phenomenon. Forever, ”concluded the Portada.
Spain now has 9,191 confirmed cases of coronavirus, an increase of 1,203 from Sunday. The latter now records 309 deaths, 15 more in the same period.
The Health Ministry has announced that the province of Malaga has the most cases and the most deaths in the whole of Andalusia, with 180 infected patients and 5 deaths.