Andres Iniesta dedicated his winning goal in the World Cup final to former Espanyol defender Dani Jarque, who died after suffering a heart attack in August 2009.
Nigerian forward Endurance Idahor has died of a suspected heart attack while playing for Sudanese Premier League side El-Merreikh.
New franchise Melbourne Heart have begun preparations for their entry to the A-League next season with the signing of Adelaide United midfielder Kristian Sarkies and Newcastle Jets skipper Matt Thompson.
Newcastle United have confirmed that manager Joe Kinnear will undergo heart bypass surgery on Friday which will sideline him for at least eight weeks.
Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear is set to undergo heart bypass surgery after being hospitalized four days ago.