A Vietnam referee has passed away days after completing his fitness test for the V-League 2 in Hanoi.

The 37-year-old Duong Ngoc Tan, had collapsed shortly after the test and died from a kidney condition on Saturday at the Bach Mai Hospital.

The standardised fitness test was held at the Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi.

According to Nguyen Van Mui, head of VFF’s board of referees who was in charge of Monday’s fitness test, all participants were required to submit their latest health exam results before they were allowed to take the test.

Only those with perfect health were eligible for the test, he said.

However, as the health exam did not include a kidney checkup, test organizers were not aware of Tan’s kidney condition, Mui explained.

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