The foreign ministry has confirmed the death of an 8 year old who was traveling by air to Spain to meet with soccer stars Lionel Messi and Neymar da Silva Santos Jr.
The child, who is being identified by the first name of Gabriel, had as a last wish the chance to meet the stars. The two Club stars were awaiting a meeting Monday.
The child, who suffered from cancer, died Saturday on the air flight from Costa Rica to Madrid.
The child was accompanied by his parents. There will be cremation today in Spain, said the foreign ministry.