The former Iraqi soccer player Ahmed Radi died few hours ago after being infected with the Corona virus "Covid 19" in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Radi entered the hospital several days ago, medical sources told Al-sumaria News website.

He was suffering from shortness of breath and showing symptoms of infection with the Corona virus, Al-Sumaria added.

It is to be mentioned that Radhi was born in 1964. He played in Iraqi Al-Zawraa club and the Iraqi national team. Radis' talent in soccer made the Iraqi team reach the World Cup finals. He played in the Iraqi team that achieved the Gulf Cup championship in 1988 and won the title of best scorer. Also he was chosen as the best player in Asia.

On the other hand, Radi played in Al-Zawraa club that won the Iraqi league title 5 times, the Iraqi Cup 7 times, the Arab Champions League 3 times, the second place in the 1988 Asian Champions, qualified with his Iraqi team for the 1986 World Cup, and qualified for the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.