Doctors in Ecuador: Benitez had heart ailment (The Associated Press)

The wife of soccer star Christian Benitez, Liseth Chala, center, is received by her father Klever Chala, right, at the airport in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. The body of Benitez was flown home to Ecuador after he died in Qatar, arriving early Friday. The casket was accompanied by Benitez's wife and other relatives. Officials from Benitez's Qatari club, El Jaish, said he died Monday of heart failure, a day after playing his first match for the club. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A congenital heart ailment that had gone undetected in numerous physical examinations killed star 27-year-old Ecuador striker Christian Benitez, the national team’s physician said Friday.


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