Egyptian football commentator dies shortly after nation’s loss in World Cup
A former Egyptian footballer and sports analyst Abdel Rahim Mohamed has died shortly after Egypt’s loss to Saudi Arabia 2-1 at the World Cup Monday, Egyptian sources have said.
Rahim Mohamed fell sick at the headquarters of the Egyptian state television building, Maspero, where he was scheduled to provide an analysis of the match on Nile Sports channel.
It is reported that he fell ill after the Saudi team scored their winning goal during the match’s 95th minute, to beat Egypt 2-1, preventing the African nation from winning its first ever match at the tournament.
He was rushed to a hospital downtown Cairo but was soon announced dead, Arab News reported.
Head of the Qasr Al-Aini Hospital, Ahmad Taha, confirmed in statements carried by news website Masrawy that Mohammad had passed away upon arriving at the hospital.