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On 10/03/2021 at 07:22, MarcJWallace said:

Agustín Balbuena, who was in the Argentine squad for the tournament in 1974, has died aged 76.

 

Scored the winning goal in the 1973 Intercontinental Cup against Juventus.

 

Enrique Chazarreta, Balbuena's team-mate in 1974 has also died https://www.tycsports.com/san-lorenzo/futbol-argentino-luto-fallecio-enrique-chazarreta-gloria-san-lorenzo-id329910.html

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2 hours ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

Shocked and appalled no-one has noted the death of 1982 World Cup Kuwaiti defensive colossus Jamal Al Qabendi from diabetes https://m.kooora.com/default.aspx?n=1021340

Him having such a memorable tournament too!

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1 hour ago, MarcJWallace said:

Zhang Enhua, part of the China squad that played at the 2002 World Cup, has died aged 48.


https://sports.sina.com.cn/china/j/2021-04-29/doc-ikmxzfmk9720331.shtml

 

He must rank as the (equal) most futile/superfluous World Cup player ever - no minutes played, for a side that lost all its games, without scoring. And now he's gone. Still, he probably dined out for days on being a squad member, and at least Grimsby Town FC remembers him for those stunning 16 loan matches (3 goals).

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Alan Mcloughlin, 54, was in ireland's 1994 squad but did not play - https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/14849821/alan-mcloughlin-dead-at-54-ireland-legend/

 

"His legendary status in Ireland was secured with his goal against Northern Ireland in 1993 though he remained a fixture in the squad until 1999, with his last appearance coming against Macedonia.

 

Despite firing Ireland to the World Cup in 1994, he failed to feature in any of the games.

 

He was an unused substitute in the group matches against Italy, Mexico and Norway, while he also sat out the Round of 16 tie against Holland."

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1 hour ago, Kenny said:

Alan Mcloughlin, 54, was in ireland's 1994 squad but did not play - https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/14849821/alan-mcloughlin-dead-at-54-ireland-legend/

 

"His legendary status in Ireland was secured with his goal against Northern Ireland in 1993 though he remained a fixture in the squad until 1999, with his last appearance coming against Macedonia.

 

Despite firing Ireland to the World Cup in 1994, he failed to feature in any of the games.

 

He was an unused substitute in the group matches against Italy, Mexico and Norway, while he also sat out the Round of 16 tie against Holland."

 

He played twice in 1990 though, both times asa substitute. 

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18 hours ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

 

He played twice in 1990 though, both times as a substitute. 

 

I had forgotten that the Irish had qualified in 1990.

 

Thanks for that.

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On 09/05/2021 at 08:56, Octopus of Odstock said:

Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria captain in the 1986 World Cup has died of cancer. https://www.24chasa.bg/amp/9776443 (Because we can all read Bulgarian!) 

 

There's been a slow trickle of Mexico 86ers departing over the last couple of years. My first World Cup so rather poignant. 

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Rildo, who scored for Brazil in the 1966 World Cup versus Portugal (Brazil lost 3-1 in a miserable World Cup for them) has died. https://www.mg.superesportes.com.br/app/noticias/futebol/futebol-nacional/2021/05/17/noticia_futebol_nacional,3915928/morre-rildo-ex-lateral-de-botafogo-e-santos-nos-anos-1960-em-los-angeles.shtml

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On 27/06/2018 at 22:55, Octopus of Odstock said:

1962 survivors below - that's the last list for now.

 

Mexico

1              GK           Antonio Carbajal (captain)     7 June 1929 (aged 32)

 2             DF            Jesús del Muro        30 November 1937 (aged 24)                               

3              DF            Guillermo Sepúlveda              28 February 1934 (aged 28)                  

4              DF            José Villegas           20 June 1934 (aged 27)                         

7              FW          Alfredo del Águila   3 January 1935 (aged 27)                      

11            FW          Isidoro Díaz             14 March 1940 (aged 22)

13            DF            Arturo Chaires         14 March 1937 (aged 25)                      

14            MF           Pedro Romero         12 April 1937 (aged 25)                         

15            DF            Ignacio Jáuregui      31 July 1938 (aged 23)                          

16            MF           Salvador Farfán      22 June 1932 (aged 29)                         

17            FW          Felipe Ruvalcaba    16 February 1941 (aged 21)                  

18            FW          Alfredo Hernández 18 June 1935 (aged 26)

21            FW          Alberto Baeza         6 December 1938 (aged 23)

 

 

Guillermo Sepulveda, defender for Mexico in 1958 and 1962, dead. https://www.explica.co/liga-mx-in-mourning-guillermo-tigre-sepulveda-chivas-legend-passed-away.html

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On 05/08/2016 at 02:25, msc said:

A cursory look at Wiki (with a glance over Google news archives for some of the more obscure names) gives us the following survivors of early World Cup finals.

 

 

1970

 

 

Brazil 9-9 Italy

 

 

Carlos Alberto (b. 1944), Brito (b. 1939), Piazza (b. 1943), Clodoaldo (b. 1949), Gerson (b. 1941), Jairzinho (b. 1944), Tostao (b. 1947), Pele (b. 1940), Rivellino (b. 1946)

 

 

Enrico Albertosi (b. 1939), Tarcisio Burgnich (b. 1939), Pierluigi Cera (b. 1941), Mario Bertini (b. 1944), Angelo Domenghini (b. 1941), Giancarlo De Sisti (b. 1943), Sandro Mazzola (b. 1942), Gigi Riva (b. 1944), Roberto Boninsegna (b. 1943)
Antonio Juliano (sub, b. 1943), Gianni Rivera (sub, b. 1943)

 

 

 

 

Burgnich being reported dead. Link to follow.

 

Edit: https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-05-26/football/Inter-Italy-defender-Tarcisio-Burgnich-dies-aged-82-6736233792

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On 07/03/2021 at 13:21, CaptainChorizo said:

 

The 80 year old  was hospitalized last year with a heart attack,and has been in and out of the hospital the last few years

https://sportsfinding.com/chelato-ucles-historic-coach-of-the-honduras-national-team-dies/94407/

 

Chelato Ulces died late last month

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2 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

I guess I'll put his death report here to quote @gcreptile - Yoo Sang-Chul dead: 

 

Cross-posting Yoo Sang-chul's death report.

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5 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Cross-posting Yoo Sang-chul's death report.

 

Oh man, what DDP co-host thought it was a good idea to drop a dude with pancreatic cancer?

 

This idiot!

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6 minutes ago, msc said:

 

Oh man, what DDP co-host thought it was a good idea to drop a dude with pancreatic cancer?

 

This idiot!

Frees up a space on your Poker team though...:lol:

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21 minutes ago, msc said:

 

Oh man, what former DDP co-host thought it was a good idea to drop a dude with pancreatic cancer?

 

This idiot!

 

Fixed this for you (me)

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Guess there are a couple answers to that question.

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On the other hand, maybe Yoo Sang-chul dropping dead is a good omen for the Azzurri as Euro 2020 commences?

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I dislike being lied to. 

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