ZAGREB, 12 August 2020 – Croatian youth international Luka Lucić has tragically lost his life after being hit by a train whilst riding his bike in Germany.
The Croatian U-17 international passed away in hospital on 12 August as a result of the serious accident yesterday which occurred on the train tracks near Stuttgart, the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) confirmed.
“On behalf of all employees of the Croatian Football Federation and especially on behalf of the staff of the U-17 national team, the Croatian Football Federation expresses its deepest condolences to his family, friends and teammates for this irreparable loss. Rest in peace,” HNS said on its website.
Sixteen-year-old Luka Lucić was born in 2003 in Germany and has participated in several Croatian youth team activities. At the end of 2019, he was invited to a winter camp, and in February 2020, at a friendly tournament in Spain, he made his first appearances for the Croatian U-17 national team. He played for the Stuttgarter Kickers.