Goalkeeper Alaa Ahmed plays in Iraq Premier League match after son's death

Alaa Ahmed’s son died on Thursday. But the goalkeeper did not tell his team-mates or manager.

Instead he played for Naft Maysan in Friday’s Iraq Premier League draw with Al-Shorta.

At the final whistle, he could not control his emotions, bursting into tears and being consoled by his team-mates.

In November, American Football player Marquise Goodwin played and scored in a match despite the death of his newborn baby a few hours earlier.

Goalkeeper Alaa Ahmed plays in Iraq Premier League match after son's death

Goalkeeper Alaa Ahmed plays in Iraq Premier League match after son's death

Goalkeeper Alaa Ahmed plays in Iraq Premier League match after son's death