Philippine girls football player dies at 16
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Girls' National Team standout Celestina Beatrice Luna passed away on Tuesday. She was 16.
Luna, who battled arteriouvenous malformation (AVM), slipped into a coma on Monday.
AVM is described as "an abnormal tangle of blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, which disrupts normal blood flow and oxygen circulation".
The 16-year-old hailing from Baguio was part of the national team that placed fourth in the 2019 ASEAN Football Federation U-15 Girls Championship in Myanmar.
Luna scored one goal in her first cap for the national team in a 12-0 routing of Timor-Leste in the tournament.
The Pinay Futbol community shared their condolences Tuesday evening.
"We lost one of our own today, but God gained another vibrant little angel," their post read.