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Posted On: 8 January 2022 09:03 pm
Updated On: 8 January 2022 10:49 pm

[UPDATE] Al Wakrah footballer Coulibaly faints during match; rushed to hospital

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[UPDATE] 8 January 2022 09:51 pm

The Qatar Stars League has just published a press release stating that Ousmane Coulibaly suffered a heart attack during the match today:

"During the 2021-2022 season QNB Stars League match between Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah at the Al Gharafa Stadium on Saturday, Al Wakrah player Ousmane Coulibaly suffered a heart attack which required the intervention of medical and ambulance staff present at the venue.

"It may be noted that the player is currently receiving necessary medical care and attention.

"The Qatar Stars League wishes the player a fast recovery, and we would like to thank the medical staff of both teams, paramedics and doctors for their great efforts during such events.

"Regarding the status of the match, it was agreed to end it and complete the remaining time later starting with the score when it was stopped (1-0 in favour of Al Rayyan)."

Source: Qatar Stars League

8 January 2022 09:03 pm

A match between Al Wakrah and Al Rayyan was suspended earlier today when Al Wakrah footballer Ousmane Coulibaly fainted on the football field during the game. The match was in its 41st minute at the Thani Bin Jassim Stadium in Al-Gharafa when the incident took place.

The players rushed to Coulibaly's aid and he was given immediate emergency attention on the field before being taken to the hospital.

Later, Alkass presenter tweeted that Coulibaly was fine now and the medical staff took necessary measures after the incident to safeguard his health.

beIN SPORTS sources also reported that Coulibaly's condition was stable and his situation was improving.

Sources: Al-Sharq; Khaled Jassem; beIN SPORTS
Cover image credit: Alkass