Turkey Super Lig
Czech footballer Josef Sural killed in bus crash
Josef Sural was travelling with six of his Alanyaspor team-mates following Sunday's draw at Kayserispor when their minibus crashed.
Czech Republic international Josef Sural has died in a road accident.
The 28-year-old Alanyaspor forward was travelling in a private minibus with six of his team-mates following Sunday's 1-1 Turkish Super Lig draw at Kayserispor.
According to a report by Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu, the bus overturned five kilometres from the southern coastal town of Alanya.
Sural's fellow players – including Papiss Cisse and Steven Caulker – were treated as outpatients for minor injuries.
A tragedy in Turkey:— BabaGol (@BabaGol_) April 29, 2019
Alanyaspor bus overturned tonight when the team was on their way back from away match in Kayseri.
7 people got injured, the 🇨🇿 Czech midfielder, Josef Šural was killed.
May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/OwDx45Tbs0
A statement tweeted from Alanyaspor's official account read: "Despite all efforts by the doctors of Alanya Private Anatolian Hospital, our Czech footballer Josef Sural has passed away after the VIP van that was carrying seven of our players crashed."
Sural was capped 20 times by the Czech Republic and scored his only international goal in a crucial 3-2 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Netherlands in October 2015.
The former Slovan Liberec, Sparta Prague and Zbrojovka Brno player featured in all three of his country's matches at the finals in France the following year.