Former FIFA referee Aziz dies of cardiac arrest

Former FIFA referee Abdul Aziz died of cardiac arrest at the age of 68 at BIRDEM General Hospital this afternoon.

Aziz left behind three daughters, wife and a lot of well-wishers to mourn his death.

Aziz, who was admitted to a hospital in the capital after suffering from cardiac arrest on Oct 12, was again admitted to the hospital on Oct 17 following his kidney problem. He was later tested Covid-19 positive and was put on life support. 

Today he breathed his last following another cardiac arrest.  

Aziz, who started his refereeing career in 1974, officiated in 28 international matches from 1981 to 1991 as a FIFA referee. He also officiated in more than 500 domestic matches. Aziz joined Agrani Bank in 1990 before retiring in 2011.


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