Teenage footballer Dylan Rich dead after suspected cardiac arrest

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Teenage footballer Dylan Rich dead after suspected cardiac arrest

English youth football player Dylan Rich, 17, died in September after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest in the match between West Bridgford Colts and Boston United. A week after the death of Rich, the England football team paid a tribute to Rich.

Before their World Cup qualifier against Poland, the England players held up a shirt with "For Dylan" printed on it. At the time the Football Association (FA) also released a statement saying everyone was "deeply saddened by the tragic news" of Dylan's death.

"We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and everybody at the club at this very difficult time," the statement said.

Rich's death reminds of the Christian Eriksen situation

At the Euro 2020, Denmark's Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch but luckily he was saved and later survived.

“We spoke this morning [Sunday]. He was making jokes, he was in a good mood, I thought he was well,” Eriksen's agent Martin Schoots said after eveything finished well. “We all want to understand what happened to him, and he does too: the doctors are making some in-depth tests, but we’ll need some time.

“He was happy, because he understood how much love he has around him. He received messages from the whole world. And he was particularly struck by those in the Inter environment: not just his team-mates who spoke to him in their private chat, but also the fans.

“Christian won’t give up. Him, and his family, want to make sure that everybody receives their thanks. Half the world contacted us, everyone was worried. Now he only needs to rest, his wife and parents are with him.

“Even tomorrow [Monday], he will remain under observation, maybe Tuesday as well. But in any case he wants to support his team-mates against Belgium”. Denmnar's team doctor Morten Boesen said Eriksen was gone.

″[Eriksen] was gone,” Denmark’s team doctor Boesen said. “We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest. How close were we to losing him? I don’t know but we got him back after one defib, so that’s quite fast."

Eriksen thanked everyone for their support after the scary situation. “Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from around the world,” he wrote in a message tweeted out by Denmark’s soccer federation, along with a photo of a smiling Eriksen giving a thumbs-up. “It means a lot to me and my family."