The APS agency said 28-year-old Loukar, from Mouloudia Saida, was hurt after running into his goalkeeper mid-way through the first half of their Ligue 2 clash at ASM Oran.
He resumed playing after treatment but then collapsed some 10 minutes later, the agency reported.
4th soccer player this wk…Algerian player & captain of MC Saida, Sofiane Loukar, collapsed during a game on Sat… https://t.co/bQCZfnfhJV
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Loukar was rushed to hospital but died of a heart attack on his way, APS said. When news of his death was broken to the two teams, they abandoned the match.