Cardiac arrest survivor Muamba weighs up Fifa options
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."