LONDON — Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was rushed to a hospital Saturday as medics tried to resuscitate him after he collapsed during an FA Cup match.
Muamba fell to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the quarterfinal was immediately stopped, then abandoned.
Medics rushed onto the field with a defibrillator and treated the 23-year-old Muamba, pumping his chest for about six minutes.
Some players appeared to be praying as fans chanted his name between periods of silence at White Hart Lane.
After Muamba was carried off on a stretcher with an oxygen mask on and with his chest still being pumped, all of the players also left the field before referee Howard Webb abandoned the quarterfinal.