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Poland's national team gathers at local church to remember the late Agata Mroz

Poland's national team gathers at local church to remember the late Agata Mroz

Poland's national football team gathered at a local Catholic church Friday for a memorial prayer for Agata Mroz, a two-time women's European volleyball champion who died at 26 Wednesday from an infection two weeks after a bone marrow transplant.
Candles flickered in front of a picture of Mroz along with a national volleyball team jersey and two volleyballs that were placed on the altar of the Baroque church.
The players sat in wooden pews while a priest, dressed in purple robes, led prayers for Mroz, a member of Poland's European Championship-winning team in 2003 and '05.
Players and Polish fans then moved to the small square outside the church and released red-and-white balloons in memory of Mroz, who ended her career in 2007 due to the progressing bone marrow illness.


Updated : 2021-05-08 00:26 GMT+08:00