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Francisco Garcia, Spanish Jr. football team coach dies from coronavirus aged 21

Garcia had been training with Atletico Portada Alta for four years and was coach of the junior team

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Francisco Garcia, a 21-year-old Spanish football coach has died from coronavirus. He had been suffering from a form of leukemia as well.

Garcia had been training with Atletico Portada Alta for four years and was the coach of the junior team.

According to the Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy, Garcia was advised to seek further medical help after struggling to breathe and was told that he had both coronavirus and pneumonia.

As being reported, he was also informed that he had leukemia, which led to an increased level of risk that he was exposed to after contracting the virus.

However, according to Infectious disease experts Garcia not been suffering from leukemia, he would likely have survived the bout of coronavirus.

A club statement read: “We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco Garcia who has left us, unfortunately.

“Now what do we do without you, Francis?

“How are we going to continue conquering … in the league? We don’t know how, but we will surely do it for you.

“We will not forget you, rest in peace, phenomenon. Until forever.”

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