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Football world in shock after Morosini's death

Published 1215 GMT (2015 HKT) April 16, 2012
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Piermario Morosini's face is projected on the big screen before Sunday's La Liga game between Espanyol and Valencia. The Spanish teams observed a minute's silence in memory of the Italian midfielder, who died after a suspected heart attack on Saturday April 14. AFP/Getty Images
One of the last photos taken of Morosini before his collapse on the pitch during an Italian second division match against Pescara on Saturday. Getty Images
Emergency teams rush onto the pitch to treat Morosoni after his shock collapse. A defibrillator was used before an ambulance took the 25-year-old to Pescara's Santo Spirito hospital. Doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him for 30 minutes. Getty Images
Last weekend's football fixtures in Italy were called off following Morosini's death. AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta, left, acknowledeges the crowd after Saturday's Serie A match against Genoa was canceled. Getty Images
Canadian football fans held a period of silence for Morosini before Toronto FC hosted Chivas USA at BMO Field on Saturday. Getty Images
Manchester United and Aston Villa players bow their heads in silence during a one-minute tribute to Morosini before Sunday's English Premier League match at Old Trafford. Getty Images
Teams across Britain held a one-minute silence for Morosini and the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea players paid tribute to the 96 people who died in the fatal crush during a match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989. Getty Images
Bernardo Corradi, a former teammate of Morosini's at Udinese, dedicated his goal for MLS team Montreal against FC Dallas on Saturday to the ex-Italy under-21 international. Getty Images
Morosini lost both his parents as an 18-year-old, and his disabled brother committed suicide shortly after. Getty Images