3rd division side Chambly made it to the Coupe de France semi-finals as their founder died of a heart attack

Last night, 3rd division French side Chambly, founded in 1989, achieved the greatest moment in their history by qualifying for the semi-finals of the Coupe de France, beating Ligue 1 outfit Strasbourg 1-0 in a cagey affair.

Joy soon turned to sorrow however for the side, with the news that their founder, 77-year-old Walter Luzi, suffered a heart attack during the match, and died shortly after in Beaumont-sur-Oise hospital. Luzon’s brother Fulvio runs the club and Luzon’s son, Bruno, is the manager of the club.

Chambly, who are joined by another 3rd division outfit, Les Herbiers, in the Coupe de France semi-finals, have extra motivation to make it to the Stade de France now.



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