The former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek’s funeral will take place in the Czech Republic on Monday. Srnicek died on Tuesday at the age of 47 after the decision was taken to switch off his life support machine.
The 49-times-capped Czech Republic international had been in an induced coma since suffering a cardiac arrest while out running in his home town of Ostrava before Christmas.
Funeral services, to which friends and colleagues have been invited, will take place at the Ostrava Vitkovice house of mourning between 2pm and 5pm on Monday 4 January.
Srnicek became a big favourite with Newcastle fans during his first spell at St James' Park between 1991 and 1998.
He returned to the club on a season-long deal in September 2006 but was released in May 2007 after making 190 appearances across his two spells.
Further details are available at www.pavelsrnicek.com.