The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) decided this Sunday suspend matches that remain of the eleventh date of the Opening Tournament after the death this Saturday, due to a suicide, of the soccer player Williams Martínez of Villa Teresa.
The suspension comes after the request of the Uruguayan Mutual of Professional Footballers (MUFP) to stop the activities -both matches and training sessions- to have a day of reflection. “According to the resolution of the MUFP, that requests the suspension of the remainder of the disputed date as a result of the death of the player Williams Martinez, the Executive Board resolves to suspend the pending matches of the 11th Stage of the Opening Tournament ”, published the AUF on its official Twitter account.
Martinez, 38, He was playing the Apertura tournament of the Second Division with Villa Teresa, although he had been away from the squad for some dates due to the fact that had been diagnosed with Covid-19 on June 23.
The experienced footballer had a long career that included teams such as Defensor Sporting, Argentine Ferro, West Bromwich -where he shared a team with the renowned ex-footballer. Nwankwo kanu, or the Reims, where he was led by the Franco-Spanish Luis Fernandez.