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German football captain's father dies after 2-1 win

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German football captain's father dies after 2-1 win
Stuttgart's Christian Gentner (r) and Hertas Vladimir Darida fight for the ball during Saturday's match. Photo: picture alliance / Daniel Maurer / dpa
07:39 CET+01:00
The father of VfB Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner died at the Bundesliga club's stadium minutes after their 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday, the club announced.
Gentner cut short his post-match celebrations and rushed to the executive boxes following news that his father had collapsed.
The 33-year-old player arrived just as the emergency services tried, in vain, to resuscitate his father.
Gentner, who has five caps for Germany, is a two-time Bundesliga winner, with Stuttgart, in 2007, and Wolfsburg, in 2009.
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