On December 22nd, Omani footballer Mukhaled Al-Raqadi suddenly collapsed during the warm-up for a domestic top-flight match.
The Muscat Club player suffered his collapse before a match against Al-Suwaiq in the Omantel Football League.
The 29-year-old defender, a member of the Oman national football team, was rushed to the hospital following his collapse.
Tragically, Al-Raqadi passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.
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Muscat Player Mukhaled Al-Raqadi Passes Away..#Oman Muscat FC player Mukhaled Al-Raqadi died after being taken to hospital after falling while warming up before the start of his team’s match with Al-Suwaiq FC today in the 6th round of the Omantel Football League. pic.twitter.com/TdEKk3fElU
— Ayman Mat News (@AymanMatNews) December 22, 2021
Oman international Mukhaled Al-Raqadi dies aged 29 after collapsing in warm-up before Muscat FC matchhttps://t.co/CmnE5GjNlN
— Awaken India Movement (@awakenindiamvmt) December 24, 2021
“Muscat FC player Mukhaled Al-Raqadi died after being taken to hospital after falling while warming up before the start of his team’s match with Al-Suwaiq FC in the sixth round of the Omantel Football League,” Oman News Agency said.#Omanifootballer #MukhaledAlRaqadi #MuscatFC
— KUWAIT TIMES (@kuwaittimesnews) December 22, 2021
The sporting community in Oman is mourning the death of Mukhaled Al-Raqadi, who passed away on December 23 after reportedly suffering a heart attack during a warm-up for an Omani league match.
His club Muscat FC were to take on Suwaiq, but the player suffered an issue during the warm-ups and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he passed away shortly after arriving.
The COVID World shared a statement from Muscat Club:
“With faithful hearts accepting of God’s will, the board of directors of Muscat sports club and all its affiliates extend their sincere condolences to the family of Al-Raqadi.
We ask God to have mercy on him. To God we belong and to God we shall return.”
Al-Raqadi is one of several high-profile footballers to pass away this week due to sudden cardiac issues. Croatian Marin Cacic and Algerian Sofiane Lokar died after suffering cardiac-related events during training or a match.