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Millwall goalkeeper Matija Sarkic dies aged 26

 

MILLWALL goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has died at the age of 26, the English Championship club have announced without stating the cause of death.

Sarkic, who played international football for Montenegro, joined the second-tier club from Wolves last August and made 33 appearances for them last season.

The Montenegro Football Association said in a statement that Sarkic, who played for his country on June 5 against Belgium, had died suddenly this morning.

“Millwall Football Club is completely devastated to announce that Matija Sarkic has passed away at the age of 26,” the club said in a statement.

“A Montenegro international, Matija proudly represented his country on numerous occasions.

“Everyone at the club sends their love and condolences to Matija’s family and friends at this immensely sad time.

“The club will make no further comment at this time and asks that the privacy of Matija’s family is respected.”

 

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