As Fabrice Muamba remains in a critical condition following his cardiac arrest on Saturday, fans from clubs around the world have demonstrated their support.

The 23 year old collapsed whilst playing for Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup.

The match with Spurs was abandoned after medics spent six minutes trying to resuscitate him on the pitch.

Family members and other well wishers have visited the midfielder at the London Chest Hospital, where his condition is being closely monitored.

On Sunday, Bolton boss Owen Coyle read a statement on behalf of the club.


"From our end and on behalf of the family we want to say a big thanks to everybody.

"we have been inundated with good messages, obviously everybody praying for Fabrice which is very important, and that has been a real source of strength for the family, I have to say that. We know that it is such a very difficult time for everybody involved that, again, I have got to respect how good you have been in the media, in the press and everything else but our thoughts are obviously with Fabrice and family which is obviously all important in this.

As I said we all certainly hope he will come through this."

Cardiac problems like this are rare, but not without precedent in football.

Marc Vivan Foe collapsed and died while playing for Cameroon in the Confederations Cup.

He was 28 years old.

Bolton Wanderers next match against Aston Villa has been postponed.