Ecuadorian soccer star dies in Qatar after game (The Associated Press)

In this file picture taken May 26, 2013 Americas Christian Benitez reacts after missing a chance to score during a final match of the Mexican soccer league against Cruz Azul in Mexico City. According to his new club El Jaish, Ecuadorian striker, and also former Birmingham City player Christian 'Chucho' Bentez has passed away at the age of 27. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Benitez, a soccer star from Ecuador who led the Mexican league in scoring last season, died Monday a day after playing in a game for his club in Qatar. He was 27.

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