Sports Rewind: Mystery Surrounds Death of Ecuadorian Soccer Player

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Christian Benitez' Death Remains Unclear

Ecuadorian soccer player Christian Benitez dies at age 27, Texas A&M freshman Polo Manukainiu killed in car crash, plus more sports headlines. — Britt Middleton

Ecuadorian soccer player Christian Benitez died Monday at the age of 27. Details about his cause of death have not yet been released, but it has been reported that Benitez was playing his inaugural match with Qatari club El Jaish in hot and humid conditions on Sunday. The president of his former soccer team told Sports Illustrated that Benitez did not complain of health issues following that game. (Photo: REUTERS/Mariana Bazo)