Moments of horror during the match between UTA and Hermannstadt. Rareș Pop, the 17-year-old midfielder from UTA Arad, collapsed on the field.
Rareș Pop, the 17-year-old right midfielder of the UTA Arad team, worried everyone. The footballer shot at the goal, from a distance, in the 70th minute, then fell wide on the lawn. Cameras captured the disturbing moment in which the young man stood for three seconds before collapsing unconscious on the field. Everyone experienced moments of panic after the player passed out. The medical team intervened immediately. The ambulance entered the field and his teammates formed a screen around him. Rares was put into the ambulance, where he eventually recovered. All the while, the entire stadium started chanting his name.
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Instead of Rareș Pop, coach Mircea Rednic introduced Raul Șteau, the 22-year-old central midfielder, into the field. The 17-year-old is quoted at €300,000 by Transfermarkt. Rareș Pop played 23 matches at UTA Arad this Superliga season and managed to score 3 goals.
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What actually happened to Rareș Pop
In the end, the 17-year-old footballer was not taken to the hospital, because he recovered in the ambulance. He would have suffered a fall from calcium, according to the information provided by gsp.ro. It wouldn’t be the first time that Rareș Pop would have felt bad. The right midfielder from UTA Arad was also unwell during training in the previous days. The player became the “pearl” of the Aradians, being included in the basic team at UTA.