The body of the Ecuadorian striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez, would arrive in the country tomorrow around noon due to delays caused by the Ramadan (Muslim religious holiday). The private plane hired by the Qatari club Eljaish Sports Club, would take off from the Doha airport, Qatar, at 18:00 today.
Benitez, 27, died of heart failure, according to the official results of the autopsy performed on Ecuadorian player’s body, which was released Wednesday by the Qatari club where he had been hired.
On the other hand, Carlos Palavicini, member of the FIFA Medical Committee, will request the Qatar Football Association for the results of the autopsy and toxicological examination on the Ecuadorian striker.
“FIFA has players in international controls, especially from national teams and follows them through doping controls, in this case, as the cause (of death) was a cardiac arrest, which FIFA accepts as true , is the autopsy and a blood test for drugs, “said Palavicini.