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Mali star Ousmane Coulibaly, 32, is in stable condition after suffering a heart attack on the pitch as players pay tribute to heroic doctors

MALI star Ousmane Coulibaly is in stable condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack during a match in Qatar.

The 16-shirt player played for Al Wakrah in their QNB Stars League clash with Al Rayyan.

Mali star Ousmane Coulibaly is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack during a match

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Mali star Ousmane Coulibaly is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack during a match

But in the horrific scenes, Coulibaly, 32 years old, fell at the end of the first half.

Panicked medical staff rushed into the field and the game was temporarily halted.

After realizing the severity of the problem, the match was eventually abandoned, rewarded with a 1–0 win for Al Rayyan, who opened the scoring at the time of Coulibaly’s demise.

Now the player’s wife has posted on his Instagram some positive news from the hospital.

It read: “Thank you for your messages of support and love, Ousmane is in stable condition due to his heart attack, he is slowly but surely regaining consciousness.

“He’s holding his hand very well. Al hamdoulilah.

“Thank you so much to God and the doctor who saved my husband’s life! Thank you to all the staff and the AL -WAKRAH SC team.

“I appreciate everything you’ve done for us.”

Meanwhile, players Al Wakrah and Al Rayyan paid their respects to the medical staff who saved Coulibaly’s life to get the match fixed.

They clapped onto the pitch for the rearranged game before posing with both teams, who held a shirt with the star’s name prominently on the back.

Al Rayyan won the match 3-0, while former Everton player James Rodriguez scored twice.

Mali defender Ousmane Coulibaly suffered a heart attack during a match in Qatar

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Mali defender Ousmane Coulibaly suffered a heart attack during a match in Qatar

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Huynh Nguyen

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