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Former National team player Mehrdad Minavand dies

Iran’s football society is shaken by sad news as former Iran national team and Persepolis midfielder, Mehrdad Minavand has passed away after a battle with COVID-19.

Minavand was hospitalized last week as he showed symptoms of the coronavirus. His condition was getting better but, a sudden pulmonary embolism in his lungs took his life on Wednesday night at the age of 45.

Minavand started his career at Tehran based football club Pas in 1994 but joined Persepolis a year later. The left-winger also played for Austrian club Sturm Graz and Charleroi from Belgium before returning to Persepolis once again in 2002.

Minavand was a member of Iran national football team in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He also won a bronze medal with the Persians in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup.

Source: Press TV

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