Misael Sanchez Dies at Age 29 from Injuries Suffered During Brawl at Soccer Match

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJuly 26, 2022

Practice soccer balls sit on the pitch in ball bags during preparations ahead of the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. According to an April report from the organizing committee, the total amount spent on preparations is 683 billion rubles, or about $11 billion at the current exchange rate. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A man in California died Monday from injuries he suffered in a brawl while playing in an adult soccer game at Oxnard High School on July 10, according to Jeremy Childs of the Ventura County Star.

Carey Everhart, a detective for the Oxnard Police Department, told KEYT's Jade Martinez-Pogue the fight stemmed from a contentious officiating decision during the match. Officers arrived and discovered Misael Sanchez, 29, was unresponsive.

Sanchez was transferred to a local hospital and in critical condition.

Childs reported the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office will perform a full autopsy Tuesday to determine Sanchez's cause of death.

Police arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of felony battery, and the investigation remains ongoing.