Monday, 16 March 2020
Francisco Garcia death: Spanish football coach dies from coronavirus aged 21
A 21-year-old Spanish football coach has died from coronavirus, having been suffering from a form of leukaemia.
Francisco Garcia had a pre-existing health condition that resulted in him being more vulnerable to the virus than usual for an individual of his age, and Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta confirmed the death of the junior team coach on Monday.
Portada Alta president Pepe Bueno said: "Francisco was a great guy and a very talented coach. We are all still shocked.
"The hospital rang me at 7pm on Sunday to say his condition had stabilised, but then an hour later...
"The coronavirus came together with a bad illness he had. I can't believe it has happened."