Former Egyptian player and football commentator, Abdel Rahim Mohamed has died after reportedly suffering heart attack after watching his country lose to Saudi Arabia in a heartbreaking fashion in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
He died after being transported to a hospital.
According to USA Today, Mohamed became “emotional” after Saudi Arabia scored a last-minute goal against Egypt to win their match on Monday, and all but ending Egypt’s chances of moving on in the global tournament.
Egypt Today reports that the “poor performance of the national team” seemed to affect Mohamed as the game progressed. Ahmed Fawzi, a former Egypt national team player who was also in the studio, told El Watan News that Mohamed looked “exhausted” by the time Saudi Arabia cemented their 2-1 victory over the team, USA Today reports.
When time came for Mohamed to deliver on-air analysis for the Nile Sports Channel after the match, he experienced a heart attack and was quickly taken to a medical center within the studio’s campus, per Egypt Today. His son then rushed him to a local hospital, where doctors tried to stabilize Mohamed, who previously coached Zamalek, a Egyptian soccer team.