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Police confirm Enke death

Goalkeeper dies at the age of 32

Last Updated: 10/11/09 8:40pm

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Hannover and Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke has died, German police have confirmed.

According to police reports, the 32-year-old was struck by a train at a level crossing close to his home in Neustadt Eilvese and died at the scene.

Hannover's president Martin Kind confirmed the news, telling Bild on Tuesday: "I received news of his death around 19:35."

Enke was omitted from the Germany squad for their upcoming friendly matches against Chile, on Saturday, and the Ivory Coast next Wednesday despite having recovered from a virus which had kept him out of action for almost two months.

His national team colleagues learned the news after training in Bonn on Tuesday.

"We are all shocked," said Germany's general manager Oliver Bierhoff. "We are lost for words."

The president of the German Football Association (DFB) Dr Theo Zwanziger added that he and the rest of the football community in Germany "are deeply distressed and in mourning".

"All our sympathy goes to the wife of Robert Enke and his family," he added on the DFB's website.

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