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Daniel Robert de Jesus died before the game of Irtysh Pavlodar and Kairat Almaty in the Kazachstan league. The 28-year old Brazilian collapsed during warm-up.


On Friday 9 April, Daniel Robert de Jesus fell badly during the warm-up. He passed out. The medical staff of his club Irtysh and first aid employees tried to resuscitate him, but without success. According to a press officer of Irtysh, Daniel Robert de Jesus died due to a heart attack.


Daniel Robert de Jesus played for numerous teams, mostly in Brazil. The striker wore the shirts of Fortaleza, Portuguesa, Bahia, Guarani, São Caetano, and Pumas (Mexico). He arrived at Irtysh in February 2010.