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Millwall goalkeeper Sarkic dies on duty at 26


Millwall’s 26-year-old goalkeeper, Matija Sarkic, has tragically passed away after falling ill while on international duty with Montenegro.

Sarkic fell ill at an apartment in Budva, Montenegro, on Saturday morning.

Despite immediate medical attention, he passed away around 6:30 am local time. Sarkic had recently played a full match for Montenegro against Belgium just over a week ago.

Millwall, on its website on Saturday morning, issued a statement expressing their devastation.

It read, “Sarkic, The Lions’ number one goalkeeper, made 33 appearances for the club since joining from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 2023.

“A Montenegro international, Matija proudly represented his country on numerous occasions.

“Everyone at the club sends their love and condolences to Matija’s family and friends at this immensely sad time.

“The club will make no further comment at this time and asks that the privacy of Matija’s family is respected.”

Tributes are pouring in for Sarkic, who had a notable career with several English clubs.

The footballing community mourns the loss of a talented and respected player.

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