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Monday, March 16, 2009

Fan kills soccer player

4BAGHDAD (AP) — Police say an Iraqi soccer player has been shot dead just as he was about to kick what could have been the tying goal in a weekend game south of Baghdad.
Police Maj. Muthanna Khalid says a striker from the Buhairat amateur team was facing only the goalie during a Sunday match in Hillah when a supporter of the rival Sinjar club shot him in the head in the final minute of play.Sinjar was leading 1-0 when the shooting occurred. Khalid said a spectator was arrested.

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