Christian Benitez dies at 27

Former Birmingham CIty player Christian Benitez has died at the age of 27.

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Christian Benitez died after a cardiorespiratory arrest

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."

– Ecuador Football Federation

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