Former Egyptian coach dies shortly after nation’s loss to Saudi Arabia in World Cup

Former Zamalek coach Abdel Rahim Mohamed fell sick at the headquarters of the Egyptian state television building. (Courtesy Al-Wattan newspaper)
Updated 25 June 2018
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Former Egyptian coach dies shortly after nation’s loss to Saudi Arabia in World Cup

CAIRO: A former Egyptian footballer and sports analyst has died shortly after Egypt’s loss to Saudi Arabia 2-1 at the World Cup Monday, Egyptian sources have said.
Former Zamalek coach Abdel 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, according to the reports.
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.
Egypt heads home empty-handed after losing all three matches at the World Cup.


Chelsea moves into top 4 after draw with Burnley

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Chelsea moves into top 4 after draw with Burnley

  • Chelsea moves into the final Champions League qualifying spot

LONDON: Chelsea moved into the Premier League’s top four on Monday with a frustrating 2-2 draw with Burnley.
Goals two minutes apart from N’Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea on top at Stamford Bridge after Jeff Hendrick had given Burnley an early lead.
But Ashley Barnes pulled the visitors even in the 24th minute and Chelsea was unable to get the winner despite dominating possession and finishing with 22 shots.
Chelsea moves into the final Champions League qualifying spot, one point above Arsenal and three ahead of Manchester United, but has played one game more.
Burnley, meanwhile, all but guaranteed its Premier League status for another season.
The Clarets are nine points above Cardiff in the final relegation place with three games left and have a far superior goal difference.