Fight breaks out during soccer game in Oxnard, player beaten to death by opposing team

A soccer player has died days after a fight broke out between teams and spectators at a match in Oxnard, according to the Oxnard Police Department. 

Misael Sanchez, 29, of Port Hueneme, was hospitalized back on Sunday, July 10, after a fight broke out on a soccer field at Oxnard High School. Officials say the fight involved not only both teams but spectators of the match as well. 

Sanchez died early Monday morning, according to police, and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to determine what caused his death. 

"My family is heartbroken and still in disbelief, as we expected a bright future for him. Misael was assaulted by multiple assailants on July 10, 2022, and left in critical condition.

We were not ready for this type of goodbye. At this time, we are asking for your prayers, and if you can contribute financially, it will be greatly appreciated. The donations will help the family through these hard times," his family wrote on a GoFundMe page. 

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Police are still investigating the fight, and are asking anyone who saw the fight or anyone who may have video of the incident to contact detectives at 805-486-6228 or 805-385-7547.