Anibal Ruiz dies before scheduled Veracruz-Puebla game

  • Goal.com, Monday, March 13, 2017 7:40 PM
Longtime Uruguayan coach Anibal Ruiz, who worked at 23 clubs (several more than once) in a career that spanned more than 40 years, died of a heart attack on Friday. He was an assistant coach for Mexican club Puebla, which was scheduled to play at Veracruz. The 74-year-old Ruiz collapsed on the field moments after the game was called off because of the Mexican referee strike. He died on the way to the hospital.

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