The official website for European football

Matches postponed following Morosini death

Published: Saturday 14 April 2012, 19.25CET
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has postponed all league fixtures scheduled for this weekend after the death of AS Livorno Calcio midfielder Piermario Morosini.
Matches postponed following Morosini death
Piermario Morosini appeared for Italy at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship ©Getty Images

UEFA.com features

Italy futsal coach Menichelli on defence
  • Italy futsal coach Menichelli on defence
  • Borisov believes in Araz in Baku
  • The UEFA Champions League's oldest players
  • Glory the aim for Valencia forward Alcácer
  • Marchisio motivated for Benfica semi-final
  • Dynamo's Sergeev seeks Kairat revenge
  • Lozano: Barcelona desperate for second crown
  • 2002 Futsal Cup final: Where it all began
  • Araz's Gambarov on Baku futsal passion
  • Take a bow Bale and El Haddadi
1 of 10
Published: Saturday 14 April 2012, 19.25CET

Matches postponed following Morosini death

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has postponed all league fixtures scheduled for this weekend after the death of AS Livorno Calcio midfielder Piermario Morosini.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has cancelled all league fixtures in the country scheduled for this weekend following the death of former Italy Under-21 midfielder Piermario Morosini.

Morosini, who had been loaned to AS Livorno Calcio from Udinese Calcio, collapsed on the pitch during the first half of Livorno's Serie B encounter with Pescara Calcio on Saturday. Though a defibrillator was used and the player taken by ambulance to Pescara's Santo Spirito hospital, efforts to revive the 25-year-old proved unsuccessful.

"This is one of the saddest days since I have been in football," said Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo. "He had been playing with us for several years. He was very serious, very professional and also a very good player."

Morosini came through the youth academy of his home-town club, Atalanta BC, before being signed by Udinese in 2005. He was subsequently sent out on loan to Bologna FC, Vicenza Calcio, Reggina Calcio and Calcio Padova and also helped Italy reach the semi-finals of the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Sweden.

Antonello Valentini, general director of the FIGC, has confirmed that all football scheduled for this weekend will be rearranged at a later date.

Last updated: 14/04/12 21.44CET

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=1784133.html#matches+postponed+following+morosini+death

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.