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Worth noting that the referees of the World Cup Finals from 1982 to 2018 are all still alive with the exception the 1998 final. 

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Viktor Ponedelnik - participant of 1962 FIFA World Cup as member of the Soviet Union Team is dead.

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On 26/11/2020 at 18:53, drol said:

Maybe we are looking at the wrong Argentina manager, as Alejandro Sabella is currently in a serious condition with heart failure.

 

And that's your Alex Sabella dead. 

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Last surviving (and still living) coaches [until 1986 - names of living coahces are included]:
1966 - 1/16 (Myung Rye-hyun, North Korea [status is unknown])
1970 - 2/16 (Hernan Carrasco Vivanco, El Salvador; Mario Zagallo, Brazil)
1974 - 2/16 (Rale Rasic, Australia; Mario Zagallo, Brazil)
1978 - 4/16 (Cesar Luis Menotti, Argentina; Jacek Gmoch, Poland; Abdelmajid Chetali, Tunisia; Heshmat Mohajerani, Iran)
1982 - 13/27 [Nations - 11.5/24] (Antoni Piechniczek, Poland; Mahieddine Khalef, Rachid Mekhloufi, Algeria; Felix Latzke, Austria; Cesar Luis Menotti, Argentina; Pipo Rodriguez, El Salvador; Kalman Meszoly, Hungary; Jozef Venglos, Czechoslovakia; Carlos Alberto Parreira, Kuwait; Chelato Ucles, Honduras; Billy Bingham, Northern Ireland; Jose Santamaria, Spain; John Adshead, New Zealand)
1986 - 12/24 (Carlos Bilardo, Argentina; Kim Jung-nam, South Korea; Evaristo de Macedo, Iraq; Bora Milutinovic, Mexico; Gyorgy Mezey, Hungary; Rabah Saadane, Algeria; Billy Bingham, Northern Ireland; Sepp Piontek, Denmark; Alex Ferguson, Scotland; Omar Borras, Uruguay; Franz Beckenbauer, Germany; Antoni Piechniczek, Poland)
1990 - 18/24
1994 - 19/24
1998 - 32/35 [Nations - 29/32]
2002 - 29/32
2006 - 28/33 [Nations - 27/32]
2010 - 29/32
2014 - 30/32
2018 - all of 32

 

So, Sabella became the 2nd coach at the 2014 FIFA World Cup after Keshi who died.

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Myung Rye-hun was likely dead before the 2002 documentary The Game of Their Lives was shot. The fate of the whole squad is unknown, excpect from Pak Seung-zin who died in 2011 and Pak Doo-ik who is still alive and sort of venerated in North Korea. Also Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini met him during a recent trip in North Korea.

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44 minutes ago, MarcJWallace said:

Paolo Rossi, 1982 hero for Italy, dead according to national broadcaster RAI. 

 

https://twitter.com/footballitalia/status/1336828963772100609?s=21

What the heck! Didn't see that coming...will be a true shock for Italy tomorrow in the morning! He will be missed, his performance in that world cup remained in the hearts of people...

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3 minutes ago, Sideik said:

What the heck! Didn't see that coming...will be a true shock for Italy tomorrow in the morning! He will be missed, his performance in that world cup remained in the hearts of people...


 
I’m italian and here it’a night but it’s already a tragedy, he was a real hero for us. We’re all shocked, no one expected it.

My parents had the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago, besides being a champion he was also a good person, kind  to everyone.

 

 

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2 hours ago, harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy said:

Both of the 80s Golden Ball winners dead within 3 weeks. It's a funny old game.

If you mean Maradona I have to correct you, he never won the golden ball since it was given only to European players until 1994

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10 minutes ago, Sideik said:

If you mean Maradona I have to correct you, he never won the golden ball since it was given only to European players until 1994

Think you are thinking of the Golden Boot which in 1986 was won by Gary Lineker. As deaths go in threes maybe he'll be next? 

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27 minutes ago, Sideik said:

If you mean Maradona I have to correct you, he never won the golden ball since it was given only to European players until 1994

 

If I'd meant the Golden Boot, I'd have said the Golden Boot.

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8 hours ago, MarcJWallace said:

Paolo Rossi, 1982 hero for Italy, dead according to national broadcaster RAI. 

 

https://twitter.com/footballitalia/status/1336828963772100609?s=21

 

As a guinea born in 1982, Rossi has always held a near-mythical status in my life. How many men fit being the greatest footballer of their day alongside match-fixing and fucking and sucking Antonio Cabrini?

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4 hours ago, harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy said:

Both of the 80s Golden Ball winners dead within 3 weeks. It's a funny old game.

They've both split

See the source image

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2 hours ago, harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy said:

 

If I'd meant the Golden Boot, I'd have said the Golden Boot.

Sorry, now I've seen what you meant. To me the golden ball is the "ballon d'Or", it has nothing to do with the golden boot. The golden ball you are talking about is the "FIFA world cup golden ball", nice stat.

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Last surviv[or(s)/ing] (and still living) footballers of winning teams until 1986:
1930 - Ernesto Mascheroni (d. 3 July 1984) [played in final/any match] / Emilio Recoba (d. 12 September 1992) [not played in any match]
1934 - Angelo Schiavio (d. 17 September 1990) [played in final match] / Felice Borel (d. 21 January 1993) [played in any match] / Guido Masetti (d. 26 November 1993) [not played in final match]
1938 - Pietro Rava (d. 5 November 2006)
1950 - Alcides Ghiggia (d. 16 July 2015)
1954 - Horst Eckel
1958 - Dino Sani, Mario Zagallo, Pele, Moacir, Jose "Mazzola" Altafini, Pepe (6 of 22)
1962 - Pele, Pepe, Mengalvio, Jair da Costa, Amarildo, Maro Zagallo (6 of 22)
1966 - George Cohen, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Ron Flowers, Terry Paine, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, George Eastham (9 of 22)
1970 - Brito, Piazza, Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, Pele, Rivellino, Ado, Roberto, Baldocchi, Caju, Edu, Dario, Ze Maria, Leao (16 of 22)
1974 - only one footballer (Heinz Flohe) is dead
1978 - only two footballers (Ruben Galvan & Rene Houseman) are dead
1982 - Paolo Rossi became the 2nd footballer of winning team after Gaetano Scirea who died tragically in car crash 31 years earlier
1986 - three footballers (Jose Luis Brown, Jose Luis Cuciuffo, Diego Maradona) are dead

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4 hours ago, P94 said:

Last surviv[or(s)/ing] (and still living) footballers of winning teams until 1986:
1930 - Ernesto Mascheroni (d. 3 July 1984) [played in final/any match] / Emilio Recoba (d. 12 September 1992) [not played in any match]
1934 - Angelo Schiavio (d. 17 September 1990) [played in final match] / Felice Borel (d. 21 January 1993) [played in any match] / Guido Masetti (d. 26 November 1993) [not played in final match]
1938 - Pietro Rava (d. 5 November 2006)
1950 - Alcides Ghiggia (d. 16 July 2015)
1954 - Horst Eckel
1958 - Dino Sani, Mario Zagallo, Pele, Moacir, Jose "Mazzola" Altafini, Pepe (6 of 22)
1962 - Pele, Pepe, Mengalvio, Jair da Costa, Amarildo, Maro Zagallo (6 of 22)
1966 - George Cohen, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Ron Flowers, Terry Paine, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, George Eastham (9 of 22)
1970 - Brito, Piazza, Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, Pele, Rivellino, Ado, Roberto, Baldocchi, Caju, Edu, Dario, Ze Maria, Leao (16 of 22)
1974 - only one footballer (Heinz Flohe) is dead
1978 - only two footballers (Ruben Galvan & Rene Houseman) are dead
1982 - Paolo Rossi became the 2nd footballer of winning team after Gaetano Scirea who died tragically in car crash 31 years earlier
1986 - three footballers (Jose Luis Brown, Jose Luis Cuciuffo, Diego Maradona) are dead

 

What a confusing list.

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3 hours ago, P94 said:

Last surviv[or(s)/ing] (and still living) footballers of winning teams until 1986:
1930 - Ernesto Mascheroni (d. 3 July 1984) [played in final/any match] / Emilio Recoba (d. 12 September 1992) [not played in any match]
1934 - Angelo Schiavio (d. 17 September 1990) [played in final match] / Felice Borel (d. 21 January 1993) [played in any match] / Guido Masetti (d. 26 November 1993) [not played in final match]
1938 - Pietro Rava (d. 5 November 2006)
1950 - Alcides Ghiggia (d. 16 July 2015)
1954 - Horst Eckel
1958 - Dino Sani, Mario Zagallo, Pele, Moacir, Jose "Mazzola" Altafini, Pepe (6 of 22)
1962 - Pele, Pepe, Mengalvio, Jair da Costa, Amarildo, Maro Zagallo (6 of 22)
1966 - George Cohen, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Ron Flowers, Terry Paine, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, George Eastham (9 of 22)
1970 - Brito, Piazza, Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, Pele, Rivellino, Ado, Roberto, Baldocchi, Caju, Edu, Dario, Ze Maria, Leao (16 of 22)
1974 - only one footballer (Heinz Flohe) is dead
1978 - only two footballers (Ruben Galvan & Rene Houseman) are dead
1982 - Paolo Rossi became the 2nd footballer of winning team after Gaetano Scirea who died tragically in car crash 31 years earlier
1986 - three footballers (Jose Luis Brown, Jose Luis Cuciuffo, Diego Maradona) are dead

I appreciate I am sounding like a broken record when it comes to the longevity of German footballers but it's pretty remarkable if only one of the West German squad of 1974 has died so far. 

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On 09/12/2020 at 11:59, drol said:

Myung Rye-hun was likely dead before the 2002 documentary The Game of Their Lives was shot. The fate of the whole squad is unknown, excpect from Pak Seung-zin who died in 2011 and Pak Doo-ik who is still alive and sort of venerated in North Korea. Also Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini met him during a recent trip in North Korea.

These were definitely the only survivors of the Italy game c. 2006. Since then, of course, who knows? Anyone who played versus Italy that wasn't at the reunion is dead. 

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On 18/06/2020 at 23:06, Octopus of Odstock said:

Switzerland

9              FW          Roberto Frigerio     16 May 1938 (aged 24)         

10            DF            Fritz Kehl 12 July 1937 (aged 24)

12            FW          Marcel Vonlanthen 8 September 1933 (aged 28)

19            FW          Gilbert Rey              30 October 1930 (aged 31)                   

20            MF           Roger Vonlanthen   5 December 1930 (aged 31)                  

22            GK           Kurt Stettler            21 August 1932 (aged 29)

 

 

Kurt Stettler dead.

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On 18/06/2020 at 18:06, Octopus of Odstock said:

 

1958 

Austria
No.......Pos.......Player......................................DoB/Age
9.........4FW.....Hans Buzek..............................(1938-05-22)22 May 1938 (aged 20)
17.......3MF......Ernst Kozlicek..........................(1931-01-27)27 January 1931 (aged 27)
21.......3MF......Ignaz Puschnik.........................(1934-02-05)5 February 1934 (aged 24)

 

 

Ignaz Puschnik has died at 86 https://www.meinbezirk.at/bruck-an-der-mur/c-sport/ignaz-puschnik-verstorben_a4406889

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On 10/12/2020 at 09:11, Spade_Cooley said:

 

 and fucking and sucking Antonio Cabrini?

 

Errm, that's a new one on me. Is this one of those 'of course everyone knows about it' type of stories or was it actually reported somewhere?

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