- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - The Argentine football association has extended its “condolences” to the family of a soccer player who died when he was accidentally struck in the head in a regional match on Sunday in northeastern Argentina.

Micael Favre, who was playing for the local club San Jorge, died of injuries after he was struck in the head by the knee of an opposing player with Defensores de Colon.

Local media reports said Favre was 24.

In a statement on Monday, the football association says it “expresses its deep sadness over the death of Micael Favre” and “sends its support to the family and club.”

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