Thursday, July 23, 2020

RIP Ahmed Rahdi

I just learnt that Ahmed Rahdi passed away from COVID-19. Ahmed Rahdi was the only player from Iraq I really know; I remember watching Belgium-Iraq in the 1986 World Cup where he scored Iraq's only World Cup goal in history.
Mr. Rahdi was made Asian player of the year, and had a long career in different Iraqi clubs in a country that underwent huge difficulties: firstly under Saddam Hussein, wars, and the US invasion. Iraq is a country where they love football, and a player like Mr. Rahdi is a legend a country that already performs well given all its challenges (remember their victory in the Asian cup in 2007).
Ahmed Rahdi was the only Iraqi player I remember, but there will hopefully be more in the future.

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