Naoki Matsuda collapses during training

Updated: August 2, 2011, 10:10 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Club officials say former Japan national team defender Naoki Matsuda collapsed during training after suffering a cardiopulmonary arrest.

The 34-year-old Matsuda was unconscious when he arrived at a hospital Tuesday and has been on an artificial cardiopulmonary unit, Matsumoto Yamaga Football Club team officials say.

His condition was "extremely severe," club president Hiroshi Otsuki said.

Matsuda collapsed after finishing a 15-minute warmup run during training, coach ...

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