Brazilian Robson Costa dies playing futsal

Lightning, sadly, sometimes does strike twice.

A day after 23-year-old Nigerian striker Endurance Idahor died during a match in Sudan (report & video here), more tragedy has played out on the pitch after 23-year-old Brazilian futsal star Robson Costa died from a freak injury.

According to reports, Robson Costa died after a small piece of the wooden court apparently came off as he was sliding to make a tackle, with the wood initially puncturing his thigh and then making it to his intestines. Costa was immediately taken to a hospital and underwent surgery, but he eventually  died of hemorrhagic shock on Sunday night.

Video of the horror incident can be seen here.