The Ecuador Football Federation has confirmed that Christian Benitez died after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest.
In a statement, the organisation has described how Benitez was suffering from severe stomach pains and was rushed to hospital.
"The Ecuadorian Football Federation extends its heartfelt note of sympathy to their families, parents, wife, children and friends of our striker Cristian Benitez."
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