Hungarian player dies in Cyprus

NICOSIA (AFP) – Hungarian international and Apollon Limassol FC player Gabor Zavadszky was found dead in his Cyprus apartment shortly after midnight, Cypriot police said Saturday. The 31-year-old midfielder was found on his bed at his Limassol apartment by friends shortly after midnight on Friday, after phone calls went unanswered. Police officers sent to the scene ruled out foul play and club officials believe the death could be related to an injury he incurred playing in a cup match on Wednesday. An autopsy had been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death, said police. An announcement on the Apollon website said the player died suddenly from «pathological causes due to a possible pulmonary embolism.» «We express our sincerest condolences to the family of our player who was unjustly taken away from us. As a consequence Apollon Limassol’s championship game with Enthoi Lakatamia today [Saturday] is canceled,» the club statement said. Apollon is currently on top of the Cyprus Championship and remains unbeaten. The Limassol club bought Zavadszky from Hungarian side Ferencvaros last year.

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