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Footballer suffers heart attack during match
Luxembourg

Footballer suffers heart attack during match

06.05.2013 From our online archive
A footballer for the team Pratzerthal-Redange FC suffered a heart attack rendering him unconscious, during an away match on Sunday evening against Lorentzweiler FC.

(ADW) A footballer for the team Pratzerthal-Redange FC suffered a heart attack rendering him unconscious, during an away match on Sunday evening against Lorentzweiler FC.

The incident happened at about 6pm as 33-year-old Yann Schneider lay unconscious on the pitch after his attack. Fellow teammates attempt to resuscitate him while waiting for emergency services.

A Luxembourg Air Rescue helicopter quickly arrived at the scene and the team of medics did manage to resuscitate the footballer before he was flown to hospital for further treatment.

The first division match was cancelled in the 75th minute.