09:29 GMT17 April 2021
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    The incident happened during a training session for the football club Znamya Truda. The oldest-playing club in Russia, with a history spanning 110 years, is located in Orekhovo-Zuevo, in the Moscow Region.

    A 16-year-old goalkeeper from Russian football club Znamya Truda, Ivan Zaborovsky, has been taken to an intensive care unit after being struck by lightning during practice, the club announced on its account on the Russian social network Vkontakte.

    Caption: We had an accident today at a training session. Our young goalkeeper Ivan Zaborovsky got hit by lightning, he is now in intensive care. Hopefully, everything turns out alright for him.

    The team, playing in the Russian Professional Football League, finished eleventh this season which had to be wrapped up early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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