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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Turkish football federation chief dies after heart attack

The head of the Turkish Football Federation died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack while vacationing in the southwest of Turkey, the federation said.

Hasan Dogan, 52, was having a meal with national coach Fatih Terim in the popular resort of Bodrum when he was hospitalized with a cardiac arrest, said a statement on the federation's Internet site.

Dogan,had been the head of the federation since February this year and last month saw the national team make it to the semi-finals of the Euro 2008 championships for the first time ever.

He was married with two children.


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