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Brazilian striker dies hours after scoring in Peru

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LIMA, Peru, Oct 28 (Reuters) - A 28-year-old Brazilian striker died of a heart attack just hours after scoring a goal that helped put Peru's Deportivo Wanka in fourth place in the national soccer championship, newspapers reported on Monday.

Team doctors could not explain the heart attack that killed Marcio Dos Santos late on Sunday and no one at Deportivo Wanka could not be reached for comment.

Wanka's 3-1 victory ended Alianza Lima's hopes of winning this year's championship.

The match took place in Wanka's home town of Huancayo, located some 10,800 feet (3,270 metres) above sea level.

Dos Santos celebrated his goal by running round the pitch and removing his shirt to reveal another that bore a birthday greeting for his mother-in-law.

"I have always scored against Alianza Lima when I play in Huancayo or Lima. Luckily (this match) was no exception and I scored the second goal," Dos Santos told reporters after the match.

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