Spanish match abandoned as World Cup star’s brother collapses on pitch… but then appears to ask to carry on


A SPANISH third-tier match has been abandoned after a player suddenly collapsed.

An ambulance entered the pitch after Cordoba ace Dragisa Gudelj fainted during the game against Racing Ferrol at the Estadio Nuevo Arcangel.

Situación dramática en El Arcángel. Atienden a Dragi Gudelj sobre el verde. El central del @CordobaCF_ofi se ha desplomado y la ambulancia ha accedido al terreno de juego. Le han realizado un masaje cardíaco. Está consciente y ha intentado levantarse.

— COPE Córdoba (@COPECordoba) March 25, 2023

Cordoba ace Dragisa Gudelj collapsed during a match against Racing FerrolGetty

The incident took place in the 11th minute of the first half in front of a worried crowd.

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According to Marca, Gudelj suffered cardiac arrest and was thankfully revived by the medical team.

The centre-back left the stadium in the ambulance while conscious before the game was suspended.

The 25-year-old appeared to be wanting to carry on despite the worrying incident but he was ultimately taken to Reina Sofía hospital for observation.

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