The Latest: Yemen's national soccer coach dies of COVID-19
SANAA, Yemen - Yemen’s soccer association said the country’s national team coach died Sunday from COVID-19.
The Yemen Football Association says Sami al-Naash died in a hospital in the southern port city of Aden.
Local reports say al-Naash was infected while in a camp for the national team in the southern province of Shabwa last month.
Yemen’s national team was preparing for three games in the coming weeks in hopes to qualify for the Asian Cup and the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. Yemen is playing in Group D along with Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Singapore, and the Palestinian territories.
The country, which has been convulsed by civil war since 2014, has been experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases that has overwhelmed Yemen’s depleted medical facilities.
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