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Iran's football manager Mohammad Ranjbar dies of cerebral disorder

Tehran, June 29, IRNA -- President of Iran's Football Federation Mohammad Daadkan here Tuesday said the country missed a great veteran, Mohammad Ranjbar.

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Attending the late football manager's funeral ceremony, the football supremo told IRNA Ranjbar's departure has caused great grief for the society.

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"Ranjbar worked for the country's football by all means," said Daadkan adding "Iran is now enjoying his experiences and all of us owe him a lot and are duty-bound to commemorate him in the best way."

Former national football manager succumbed to his cerebral disorder in Iranmehr hospital, north of Tehran, Sunday night.

photo: ISNA

The veteran manager, 70, who was suffering from his fatal disease for several months was dispatched to Hanover, Germany, in January 2004 to undergo a surgery but the German doctors preferred not to operate due to his critical conditions.

photo: ISNA

Ranjbar, who was grown up in Kermanshah in western Iran won 22 caps in national team and played for the country in 1966 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

He was a player of popular teams of Esteqlal and Pas.

Iran won the crown of Asian Nations Cup under Ranjbar in 1972.

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