Veteran referee Namdar dies

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Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Former Iranian referee Jafar Namdar passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80.

Namdar officiated as a referee at the 1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cups.

He was Chief of the Iranian Referees Committee from 1970 until 1978.

Iran’s minister of sports and youth affairs Mahmoud Goudarzi sent a letter of condolence to Iranian football family upon learning of the death of Namdar.

The Tehran Times staff also offers its heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

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