Muamba retires from football

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba is to retire from football on medical grounds. It comes five months after he suffered a cardiac arrest which almost claimed his life.

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FA Chairman 'sorry to hear of Muamba's retirement'

On behalf of everybody at The FA I'd like to say how sorry we are to learn that Fabrice Muamba has had to end his professional football career.

His recovery has been miraculous and a great tribute to all who have been involved.

I would like to wish him the very best for the future and I know that the thoughts of the entire football family will be with him.

– FA Chairman David Bermstein

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