The 25-year-old Morosini, a midfielder for Livorno, collapsed after a cardiac arrest in the 31st minute at Pescara in central Italy. He never regained consciousness.
After the news of his death, Italy’s soccer federation postponed all the weekend’s professional matches. No date to play the Serie A games has been set although a midweek programme at some point in the next two months is likely.
Morosini had himself known tragedy. He lost both his mother and father when he was a teenager and a brother committed suicide, newspapers reported.