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Czech Republic soccer star Josef Sural dies in Turkey van crash


ANKARA, Turkey — Czech Republic international Josef Sural was killed and six other Alanyaspor players were injured Monday when their van was involved in an accident on the way home from a Turkish league soccer match.


The 28-year-old Sural died in the hospital during emergency surgery, Alanyaspor president Hasan Cavusoglu told NTV television by telephone.


Josef Sural.David Tanecek / AP fileThe six other players were reportedly in stable condition.


Cavusoglu said Sural and his six teammates had hired a private luxury van to return from a game at Kayserispor in central Turkey.


It identified the injured players as Wanderson Baiano, Steven Caulker, Isaac Sackey, Papiss Demba Cisse, Welinton Souza and Djalma Campos.


Sural, a forward who made his debut for the Czech Republic national team in 2013, joined Alanyaspor in January.






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