Lima, January 14, 2022Updated on 01/14/2022 12:03 pm
Al-Rayyan player James Rodríguez was one of the first players to assist Al-Wakrah footballer Ousmane Coulibaly, who collapsed during a meeting between the two teams last Saturday. In the final minutes of the first half, the defender began to convulse and the midfielder helped him before the medical services arrived.
The former Everton midfielder acted swiftly and settled the head of his colleague. Later, the medical department of the defender’s team confirmed that the decision was correct. In social networks, users began to applaud the great action of the athlete of the Colombian team.
After several days of this tragic event, Ousmane Coulibaly reappeared on social networks to report on his recovery process. “A long message to update you on my news and to thank everyone who kept me here today. Many did what was necessary to revive me immediately after my fall (…) Thanks to God and to the work of these heroes I was saved “He noted on his Instagram account.
Then, he also sent a word of appreciation to the Colombian for helping him. “Thanks to James Rodríguez, who made the first gesture by taking my head, as well as Saoud Al Khater who made signs to return to the medical team very quickly”added.
The Al-Rayyan footballer responded to the greeting and expressed the defender’s speedy recovery. “I wish you the best, thank God you are very well”, wrote in one of the comments.
James Rodríguez was the figure of the meeting
The referee decided to suspend the match after the collapse of Ousmane Coulibaly. At that time, Al Rayyan was leading 1-0 with assistance from James Rodríguez. Then the match resumed on Monday and the Colombian midfielder excelled with a double for his team’s 3-0 victory.