BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Argentina's 2003 U-20 national team
goalkeeper Gustavo Eberto died on Monday due to testicular cancer at the age of
Eberto's death triggered Argentine soccer to mourn. He had been
hospitalized in Buenos Aires in recent days.
Eberto celebrated his 24th birthday on August 30 and debuted in Boca
Juniors soccer club in 2003, the year he and Argentina became champions in the
U20 South American Soccer Championship in Uruguay after defeating Colombia 1-0.
Eberto's life changed abruptly in early 2006 after he was diagnosed with
"I do not have ill feelings, nor anger with life nor with God," Eberto said
in an interview in his native Corrientes city when he talked about his illness.
"This can happen to anybody and it happened to me. I am ready to fight and
I will do so all my life, and this will probably make me stronger for future
problems," Eberto said.
Eberto became a Talleres de Cordoba second-category Argentine soccer star