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Cardiac arrest survivor Muamba weighs up Fifa options

Published on Oct 11, 2012 8:07 AM
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Photo taken on May 5, 2012 shows Bolton Wanderers' player Fabrice Muamba (left) with his girlfriend Shauna Magunda (right) before the FA Cup final football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London. Cardiac arrest survivor Fabrice Muamba has been invited by FIFA president Sepp Blatter to Zurich next month to discuss a possible role with world soccer's governing body.-- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Cardiac arrest survivor Fabrice Muamba has been invited by FIFA president Sepp Blatter to Zurich next month to discuss a possible role with world soccer's governing body.

The former Bolton Wanderers midfielder collapsed on the pitch during an FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur in March and his heart stopped beating for 78 minutes. He recovered but was forced to retire as a player in August.

Speaking to reporters at the Leaders in Football business convention in London he said he now found going to matches tough emotionally, but was attracted to a career in sports politics.

"I like this kind of side of it, making decisions," the former England Under-21 player said. "I have a meeting with Sepp Blatter next week (Oct 30), hopefully he can get a job for me."

 
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