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Football star in Oman, Mukhaled Al-Raqadi has died after a heart attack he suffered while warming up ahead of a match.

The death of the Muscat FC star has since thrown the sporting community in Oman into mourning.

He passed away on December 23 after reportedly suffering a heart attack during a warm-up as his club were getting ready for the League clash against Suwaiq.

The player was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he passed away shortly after arriving for treatment.

β€œWith hearts full of faith and accepting God’s decisions, Muscat Sports Club and all related to it extend their sincerest condolences to the Al-Raqadi family,” a club statement said.

A Croatian player, Mario Cacic had also died after a heart issue during training on December 21.

Argentina legend, Sergio Aguero and Piotr Zielinski are the most recent players who survived heart issues with the former retiring from football.