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Tragedy in Qingdao as Hainiu midfielder Goran Gogic dies at 29

The Chinese football world is in shock following the sudden death of Qingdao Hainiu midfielder Goran Gogic. The 29-year-old Serbian midfielder collapsed at the end of a training session and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Tragically, medical staff were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at 22:25.

Gogic signed for Hainiu from Red Star Belgrade in February of this year. He appeared in all fifteen of Hainiu’s league games this season and played the full 90 minutes against Wuhan Zall this past weekend.

Wild East Football would like to send its condolences to Goran’s family and all that knew him.

Based in China for five years, Jamie has been exploring tiny little third tier Hubei cities without football teams or decent internet connections, but is now a regular at China League One side Wuhan Zall. A keen football afficionado, he regularly takes in the Chinese Super League, enjoying matches in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Nanjing. Jamie is also a keen observer of the fortunes of the Chinese National side.

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