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Eusebio suffers stroke at Euros

  • Reuters, Friday, June 29, 2012 2:40 PM

A stroke prompted the transportation of former Portuguese international Eusebio from Poland to a hospital in Lisbon.

Eusebio, 70, was admitted to Lisbon's Luz hospital after arriving on a medical flight on Wednesday. He is in stable condition and has been taken out of intensive care.

"The tests conclude that on the 24th of June he had a cerebrovascular accident," Luz hospital clinical director Jose Roquette. "Eusebio is conscious, lucid and collaborates in all the medical care being done. His family is with him and his friends have been visiting. He will stay in hospital for an undetermined period of time and constantly under watch."

Eusebio, a former striker renowned as his country's greatest player, serves as the national team's ambassador. He traveled with the national team to Poland and was in the stands for the quarterfinal win over Czech Republic, cheering alongside former Portugal captain Luis Figo.

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