Emil Palsson: Icelandic midfielder suffers cardiac arrest during Norwegian second division match

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Palsson was admitted to the hospital for further treatment and tests.

A player who suffered cardiac arrest while playing in Norway's football league caused the match to be stopped Monday.

Emil Palsson, an Icelandic midfielder, was taken to hospital by Sogndal, a Norwegian second division side, after the first period against Stjordals - Blink.

The club released a statement saying that the 28-year old was "successfully revived".

Palsson was flown to another hospital for further treatment.

Christian Eriksen (Denmark midfielder) suffered cardiac arrest in June during Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland. He received life-saving treatment on the pitch.

Later, he had an implantable cardioverter device defibrillator device (a type of pacemaker) fitted.

Sergio Aguero, a former Manchester City striker, was taken to hospital on Saturday after experiencing "chest discomfort" during Barcelona's 1-1 draw against Alaves in La Liga.

After undergoing cardiological tests, the 33 year-old was ruled out for three more months. He will be treated while his health is monitored.