The Iraqi Football Association mourned the former international player crowned with the 2007 Asian Cup, Haider Abdul Razzaq, who died at dawn on Sunday in the Neurological Wholesale Hospital in the capital, Baghdad, as a result of a severe head injury as a result of an attack by unknown persons last week.
And the Iraqi Federation said in a statement: The Federation extends its deepest condolences and sympathy to the sports community on the death of our former national team player Haider Abdul Razzaq, who is one of the players who gave a lot to Iraqi football.
The obituary statement did not include any details about the assault on Abdul Razzaq, which led to him suffering a fractured skull and internal bleeding.
Abdul Razzaq, 39, began his career with the students, one of the four most prominent clubs in the capital, at the end of the nineties. He represented the Iraqi national team for the first time in 2001 and was crowned with the 2007 Asian Cup, after winning the fourth place with the Olympic team in the 2004 Athens Olympics under the leadership of national coach Adnan Hamad.
On Sunday, social media reported remarkably the news of the death of the former international defender, amid great praise for his great role and giving, whether with his former student team or with the Iraqi teams.
Earlier, the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sports published on its official website a picture of the visit of the Minister of Youth and Sports Adnan Darjal to the late Abdul Razzaq in the hospital before his death.
Abdul Razzaq defended the students’ colors in three periods, and during his career he passed through Al-Ansar and Al-Ahly Saida in Lebanon, Al-Ahly of Qatar and the Syrian Federation, while also playing locally with Dohuk, Al-Zawraa, Al-Karkh and Sulaymaniyah, in whose ranks he finished his football career in 2014.