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Millwall Goalkeeper, Matija Sarkic Dies On International Duty



Millwall Goalkeeper, Matija Sarkic Dies On International Duty

Matija Sarkic, the 26-year-old goalkeeper for Millwall, sadly passed away suddenly after becoming unwell while representing Montenegro on international duty.

Sarkic became ill on Saturday morning at a residence in Budva, Montenegro.

News About Nigeria reports that he passed suddenly despite receiving emergency medical attention.

Just over a week ago, Sarkic represented Montenegro in a full match against Belgium.

Millwall released a statement expressing their grief on their website on Saturday morning.

The statement reads: “Sarkic, the Lions’ number one goalkeeper, has 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 be respected.”

The talented No. 1 was also handed the honour in Millwall’s final game of the season – a 1-0 win over Swansea.

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.

Grimsby-born Sarkic began his career in Anderlecht’s academy before joining Aston Villa in 2015.

Sarkic had loan spells at Wigan, Stratford, Havant, Waterlooville, and Livingston and moved to Wolves in 2020.

He played 60 games during loan spells at Shrewsbury, Birmingham, and Stoke before joining Millwall last August, where he made 33 appearances.

Sarkic made his Montenegro debut against Belarus in 2019 and was on international duty last week for a friendly against Belgium

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