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Alaa Ahmed Plays In Iraq Premier League Game The Day After His Son's Death

Alaa Ahmed Plays In Iraq Premier League Game The Day After His Son's Death

There were heartbreaking scenes in the Iraq Premier League, on Thursday, as Naft Maysan goalkeeper Alaa Ahmed broke down at the final whistle and revealed to his teammates that his son had died only a day earlier.

Ahmed had kept the tragic news a secret from the rest of the Maysan team, as they played out a draw with Al-Shorta, with the 'keeper turning in a heroic performance.

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However, at full-time, the emotion of the situation became overwhelming for Ahmed, who burst into tears, as his teammates consoled him when they heard the awful news.


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Ahmed deserves a huge amount of respect for playing through such emotional anguish and heartbreak. A truly heroic performance.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ahmed and his family at this painful time.

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Topics: Football News, Football

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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