A 16-year-old boy died in hospital in Arezzo after being rushed to hospital for an illness he accused on the Laterina football field while training.

It happened on Thursday evening. 

According to reconstructions, the boy would have complained of sudden dizziness during a training session.

The session was immediately interrupted and an ambulance was called which took the 16-year-old to the hospital but he died in the emergency room.

The 16-year-old lived in Levanella di Montevarchi (Arezzo) but played for Arno Laterina, about fifteen kilometers from home. 

According to what emerges, the 16-year-old had a regular certificate of fitness for competitive sports.

On Thursday afternoon, while he was being rescued on the Laterina sports field, his family was immediately notified.

At the Arezzo hospital, however, the 16-year-old died due to the rapid deterioration of his clinical conditions.

Medical tests are underway to reconstruct the causes of death.

Dismay among the inhabitants of the villages of Valdarno in Arezzo, shocked by the news of the death of the 16-year-old which is spreading rapidly by word of mouth of the usual daily exchanges.

"We are close and we express our sincere condolences to the family, to the Arno Castiglione Laterina club, to all the young players for the sudden loss of their dear teammate - writes the Municipality of Laterina Pergine Valdarno in a note - a tragedy that shook the whole community took place in our stadium. When a son passes away, such a young boy, a passionate sportsman, we are left truly powerless and incredulous.

This administration strongly embraces the family members and all the young friends of our footballer , flown to the sky too soon".