Infantino: “With Ricksen is not only an exceptional football player during
18th september, 2019 16:56
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FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino, has, with regret commented on the death of Fernando Ricksen. The former Dutch international, died Wednesday at the age of 43 after a long battle against the disease ALS.
“Today, we have not only an exceptional football player, is lost. He was the epitome of what it means to be “with gentleness and solidarity, to respond in the face of adversity”, writes Infantino on Twitter.
“His commitment to the battle against the disease, leaves an indelible impression on me, that football, far, far beyond”, says the Swiss citizen. “My thoughts are with his wife, daughter, and extended family and friends.”