Former Real Madrid Sensation Performs Life-Saving Move On Opponent During Match in Qatar

Former Real Madrid Sensation Performs Life-Saving Move On Opponent During Match in Qatar

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • James Rodriguez was in action during the Al-Rayyan vs Al-Wakrah encounter in the Qatari Stars League
  • The former Real Madrid of Spain forward spotted the moment Ousmane Coulibaly collapsed in the goalmouth during the first-half
  • Rodriguez proceeded to help his opponent place his head properly, aiding him to breathe before medics arrived the scene

There was mild drama in a league match in Qatar after Ousmane Coulibaly suffered cardiac arrest while he was in action on Monday, reports.

It took sensational efforts from James Rodriguez who was vital in saving the life of the player during the Al-Rayyan vs Al-Wakrah encounter in the Qatari Stars League.

It was gathered that Coulibaly went down the turf and was spotted collapsing in the goalmouth during the first-half.

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James Rodriguez vital in saving Ousmane Coulibaly's life. Photo: beINSportsUSA
Source: Twitter

Former Real Madrid man James Rodriguez dashed in aid of the player as he adjusted the head of the 32-year-old to help him breathe, before medics raced onto the scene.

Coulibaly was then taken to the hospital and the club announced that the player is now in stable condition.

They said, as per Reuters:

"Thank you for your messages of support and love, Ousmane is in stable condition due to his heart attack, he regains consciousness slowly but surely.
"He is in very good hands. Al hamdoulilah. Many thanks to God and the doctor who saved my husband's life! Thank you for all the staff and the team of Al Wakrah SC.
"I appreciate all you did for us. Let's continue to pray."

Antonio Conte to allow Eriksen train with Spurs

Meanwhile, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has expressed his willingness to allow Christian Eriksen to train with the club as the Denmark international targets to feature in the 2022 World Cup.

In June 2021, Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark in the Euros in their opening group game against Finland. Describing his ordeal, Eriksen admitted recently that he ‘died for five minutes’.

The 29-year old has since been fitted with an implanted cardioverter defibrillator, a move that rendered him ineligible to play in the Serie A.

Pogba diagnosed with thigh injury

Sports Brief earlier reported that Paul Pogba could be out of action until the end of February as the Manchester United midfielder suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury, The Guardian reports.

The former Juventus midfielder had just returned to Manchester from Dubai where he has been recuperating after being out of action since November when he picked up the injury in United’s 2-2 draw UEFA Champions League game against Atalanta.

Coach Ralf Ragnick has now revealed that it could be another four weeks before Pogba can resume full training and then another fortnight until he is match-fit.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.