The Colombian midfielder Andrés Balanta, who had been playing for the Argentine Atlético Tucumán for a few months, died on Tuesday after collapse in full training, announced the club itself.
“Atletico Tucumán regrets confirm the death of Colombian soccer player Andrés Balanta. We embrace and accompany his family and friends with deep respect at this time,” the ‘Dean’ published on his official account on the social network Twitter, along with a photo with a superimposed black bow in which the player can be seen smiling.
Atlético Tucumán regrets to confirm the death of Colombian soccer player Andrés Balanta.
We embrace and accompany with deep respect your family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/bwHWNrrk7h
— Atlético Tucumán (@ATOficial) November 29, 2022
According to close sources, The 22-year-old footballer died on arrival at the hospital of San Miguel de Tucumán (northwestern Argentina), after resuscitation maneuvers and defibrillator work for more than 40 minutes did not give results.
As soon as the news was released, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) published a message of condolences on their social networks. “#ProfundoDolor The Argentine Football Association regrets the death of Andrés Balanta, Atlético Tucumán footballer. We send our condolences to his entire family. RIP,” read the message posted on the official AFA Twitter account.
the local newspaper The Gazette remembered that the player had already fainted when he was a member of the Colombian Deportivo Cali, in 2019, although at that time none of the tests that were performed on him yielded abnormal results.
The footballer born on January 18, 2000 arrived at Atlético Tucumán in June 2022 after having developed his short professional career at Deportivo Cali, in his hometown.
The team led by Lucas Pusineri The preseason had started this Monday, as reported by the club itself on its official website, which recalled the “demanding year” that the team was going to face “with triple competition”: the Professional Soccer League, the League Cup and the Argentine Cup.
In attention to the high temperatures that are recorded these days in that area of the country, Atlético Tucumán reported that “the practices were contemplated in special hours” and that, in them, “good hydration is one of the keys,” added the coaching staff.