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Argentina World Cup Winner Leopoldo Luque Dies Aged 71

 

Argentine football great and World Cup winner Leopoldo Luque has died at the age of 71

Leopoldo Luque, the mustache-sporting striker who was a key part of the Argentina side that won their first World Cup at home in 1978, died on Monday, the Argentine Football Association said.

Luque, who was 71, was hospitalized with COVID-19 over the festive period and he never fully recovered, Argentina media reported.

Luque was an integral member of the 1978 team, scoring four goals and forming part of a swashbuckling attack with Daniel Bertoni and Mario Kempes.

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