YOUNG Australian footballer Dylan Tombides has lost his battle with cancer, passing away on Friday morning in England.
Tombides, 20, has battled testicular cancer for three years, after being diagnosed in 2011.
His club, West Ham, will honour him with a minute’s applause ahead of its Premier League fixture with Crystal Palace on Saturday and the club’s players will wear black armbands.
He represented Australia at under-17 and under-23 level, as recently as at the AFC under-22 championships earlier this year, and was long touted as a future Socceroo.
Rest in Peace Dylan, you will be forever missed.