Tours midfielder Thomas Rodriguez dies aged 18

09/03/18 4:50pm

Tours midfielder Thomas Rodriguez has died at the age of 18 (Image courtesy of @ToursFC)

Tours FC midfielder Thomas Rodriguez has died at the age of 18, the French Ligue 2 club has confirmed.

Rodriguez, who played several times for Tours` reserve team, passed away in his sleep on Thursday night.

Tours confirmed the midfielder`s death in a statement on Friday, which read: It is with extreme pain that Tours FC informs you of the passing of the young Thomas Rodriguez, who died on the night of Thursday 8 to Friday, March 9, 2018.

Tours FC is shattered by this tragedy, which plunges the Club into an immense sadness.

The Professional Football League (LFP) has postponed Tours` match with Valenciennes, which was due to take place on Friday night.

A minute`s silence will be held at all Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches this weekend to honour Rodriguez.

At this moment of great sadness, the LFP extends its condolences to the family and loved ones of Thomas Rodriguez, as well as to all his team-mates and to the Club of Tours FC, the LFP said in a statement.

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