A Greek footballer has died after suffering a cardiac arrest during a game where no defibrillator or ambulance was present at the stadium.
Alexandros Lampis collapsed during a game on Wednesday at the First Municipal Stadium.
According to the reports, the venue is situated in a south-eastern suburb of Athens, the country’s capital, but an ambulance did not arrive for 20 minutes.
The 21-year-old was representing Ilioupoli, who play in the third tier of Greek football before the incident occurred after five minutes.
The match against Ermionida was abandoned following the traumatic incident.
Ilioupoli wrote on the club website: “Our Aleko, our friend, our brother, you left so unjustly. The whole team, the whole city is mourning today.
“The words do not come out… only an unbearable pain and a knot in the stomach. Have a good trip Alecara.”
Greater attention is being paid to cardiac health and the measures being put in place around it.
The world watched on as Christian Eriksen collapsed at Euro 2020 during a match between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen.
The Danish team doctor, Morten Boesen, confirmed that the former Tottenham player had gone into cardiac arrest on the pitch and was brought back through a combination of CPR and an electric shock from a defibrillator.
Eriksen’s life was saved and he is now set to make a remarkable return to top-flight football with Brentford in the premier league. The Danish midfielder has been allowed to return to professional football after a defibrillator was implanted into his body, which helps to regulate his heart rate.