Saturday 8 January 2022
Breaking down during the league match
Football player Koulibaly suffers from a heart attack
During one of the league matches in Qatar, football player Othmane Coulibaly suddenly fell on the grass with a heart attack. Rescue workers immediately bring the Mali national player to a clinic. The 32-year-old is now on the mend.
Mali national footballer Othmane Coulibaly suffered a heart attack during a league match in Qatar. During the match between his club Al Wakra and Al Rayyan, the 32-year-old collapsed shortly before the end of the first half and received emergency medical care on the field.
The pictures show how an ambulance rushed into the field. And the association announced in a statement that evening, that Coulibaly was in medical care, and wished the defender a speedy recovery. A Al-Wakra spokesperson said Coulibaly was taken to hospital unconscious. His condition is stable now. The canceled game must continue at a later time.
Coulibaly’s collapse brought back unpleasant memories of Danish Christian Eriksen. The midfielder collapsed on the field during the European Championship group match against Finland in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021 and had to be resuscitated. Eriksen was put on a pacemaker after the collapse. This recognizes arrhythmias and releases emergency shocks.
Argentine Sergio “Con” Aguero of Barcelona FC recently ended his football career as a professional footballer at the age of 33 due to heart problems. The striker collapsed suddenly in the 40th minute of Barcelona’s league match against Deportivo Alaves at the Camp Nou in late October. He grabbed his chest, sniffed, and changed. Doctors later diagnosed a malignant arrhythmia.
Coulibaly played for Mali for many years, but was not nominated for the African Cup. At the club level, he was mainly active in France with Stade Brest 29 and in Greece with Panathinaikos Athens and AO Platanias.