Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba remained in a critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, the hospital and club said in a joint statement on Sunday. The 23-year-old will remain anaesthetised in intensive care for at least the next 24 hours after collapsing on the pitch at White Hart Lane where he was given CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before being taken to hospital.
The match was abandoned at 1-1 just before halftime after Muamba fell to the turf near the centre circle. No other player was involved in the incident and after a delay of several minutes referee Howard Webb took the teams off the field.
"As is normal medical practice, Fabrice remains anaesthetised in intensive care and will be for at least 24 hours. His condition continues to be closely monitored by the cardiac specialists at the hospital," read the hospital statment.
Messages of support for England under-21 international Muamba have come flooding in from players, clubs and fans with flowers and messages delivered to the hospital and laid outside Bolton’s Reebok stadium.
Bolton’s Premier League game at Aston Villa which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday has been postponed.
Iran legend Daei injured in car crash
Tehran: According to reports on Saturday, Iranian football great Ali Daei, who played for Bayern Munich, was involved in a serious car accident.
Doctors in Kashan said Daei was "in a stable condition" after undergoing surgery for head injuries. The 42-year-old is the world’s top goal scorer in international matches. He scored 109 goals in 149 international games.