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Italian legend Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

 


Italy's 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi has died two months after his 64th birthday following a battle with illness.

Rossi's passing was announced in the early hours of Thursday morning by Italian television channel RAI Sport, who he had been working for as a pundit in recent times.

The former Juventus and AC Milan attacker led Italy to World Cup glory at Spain 1982, with the striker winning the tournament's Golden Ball and Golden Boot with his six goals.

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