Former Burkina Faso international dies in French Cup match

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Former Burkina Faso international Ben Idrissa Derme has died after suffering a heart attack in a French Cup on the weekend.

Derme Ben Idrissa (Bastia) Football amateur CFA Paris Saint Germain B- CA Bastia  le Dimanche 4 septembre 2011  Stade Georges Lefèvre aux camp des loges saint germain en Laye ©LMP/William Morice ©LMP/William Morice (MaxPPP TagID: maxsportsworld215275.jpg) [Photo via MaxPPP]

The 34-year-old, who was capped four times by Burkina Faso’s national team in his career, was representing amateur side AJ Biguglia in a third-round tie.

He suffered a heart attack early in the second half. Medical services treated the player on the pitch but they were unable to revive him.

Derme’s career saw him play in the lower leagues in France, as well as Moldova and in the domestic championship in his native Burkina Faso.

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