FIFA World Cup 2018: Egyptian Football Commentator Dies of Heart Attack as Egypt Loses to Saudi Arabia

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Football is still proving to be an emotional game as yesterday, an Egyptian football commentator died due to heart attack after witnessing his team losing to Saudi Arabia during the ongoing fifa world cup in Russia.

Abdel Rahim Mohamed

According to Egyptian local media reports, Abdel Rahim Mohamed suffered a heart attack and died moments after Egypt’s narrow defeat to the Saudis.

The match had been level at 1-1 before Saudis scored in the dying seconds to claim victory. It is learnt that Mohamed was scheduled to do an analysis of the match for Nile Sports channel shortly after the World Cup clash but was rushed to the medical center when he complained of chest pain.

From here, he was taken to a hospital nearby where doctors attempted to revive him but efforts went in vain. Cardiac arrest was given as the official reason for the death.

Although Monday’s Group A match was inconsequential for both Egypt and Saudi Arabia because both teams had crashed out of the World Cup, it was a keenly-contested battle.

Egypt had drawn first blood courtesy Mohammad Salah but Saudi Arabia erased the deficit in stoppage time after the first half.

The Saudis took the lead in stoppage time of the second half to leave Egyptian fans absolutely crestfallen.

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