14:09 GMT11 August 2020
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    The whole team is still watching the same video, trembling: a meeting with the coach at the edge of the field, a loud bang, a flash and black smoke. When everyone turned around, they saw a football player lying motionless on the ground.

    After being struck by lightning, 16-year-old FC Znamya Truda goalkeeper Ivan Zaborovsky showed no signs of life. Fortunately, the coach managed to revive him, and in the hospital he was put into an artificial coma.

    Now, several weeks later, Ivan Zaborovsky is back in the ranks. He has accepted the prize of best goalkeeper of the tournament and signed his first contract with an adult team. Only the burn on his chest reminds him of the incident.

    "The last thing I remember is how I left the house, and then I woke up in the hospital," Ivan Zaborovsky  said.

    ​The lightning damaged his lung and eardrum, but according to doctors, the young man will soon recover completely.

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    goalkeeper, lightning, Russia
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