Death of the only scorer for the Iraqi national team in the World Cup due to coronavirus

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Former Iraqi national team player Ahmed Radi died of coronavirus infection at the age of 56. This was reported by Sky News Arabia.

He was hospitalized on June 13 before being released on leave, but was re-admitted to hospital on June 18 due to a serious deterioration in his health.

Radi is the author of the only goal of the Iraqi team at the world cup organized in Mexico in 1986, he scored a goal on the famous goalkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff. However, that goal did not save the Iraqi team from getting out of the world after their defeat in the group stage match with the Belgian team (1: 2).

To be recognized as the best Asian football player of 1988, he also took ninth place among the best Asian players of the 20th century. He has played for Al-Zawrah and Al-Rashid teams from Iraq, as well as for Al-Wakrah from Qatar.

As a national team player, he twice won the Arab Nations Cup and once won the Pan Arab Games. In total, he spent 121 games with the national team and scored 62 goals.

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