6 Dec 2012

Youth players face charges over linesman's death

8:21 am on 6 December 2012

Three teenage footballers have been charged with manslaughter following the death of a linesman during a Dutch youth tournament in Rotterdam.

The 41-year-old linesman, officiating in an under-17 match in which his son was playing, was involved in an incident folllowing the match and fell to the ground.

He collapsed hours after the match and was taken to hospital where he fell into a coma and died the following day.