A former Swiss international footballer has been found dead after allegedly jumping from a building in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Karim Gazzetta, 27, was found dead outside his home in the city of Mostar, 45 miles south of the capital Sarajevo, on Monday morning November 21.
Police are investigating but Bosnian media report that Gazzetta – who was playing for local team Zrinjski at the time – had committed suicide by jumping from the building.
Gazzetta, an attacking midfielder, was once considered a young talent in Swiss football after being capped four times for the national under-20 team in 2015.
He came through the academy of Servette FC – one of the most successful teams in the country – and spent several spells on loan before joining Stade Lausanne-Ouchy. He then goes to Neuchâtel Xamax.
Gazzetta then joined Zrinjski over the summer as he suffered from issues that kept him out of action.
He recovered but only made two appearances before re-injuring himself. His last appearance was in a cup match on October 19.
A spokesperson for the Swiss Football League said: “The Swiss Football League mourns the loss of former U20 international Karim Gazzetta, who died tragically in Bosnia.
“Most recently, at the age of 27, he was under contract with Bosnian league leaders Zrinjski Mostar.
The SFL sends its deepest condolences to all the family and loved ones, in particular to his younger brother Luca, who made three Challenge League appearances for Servette FC in the 2017/18 season and is currently playing in the Promotion League for the Stade Nyonnais. ‘