16/07/2015 Last surviving 1950 World Cup hero dies

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The football world is mourning the passing of the last surviving hero of the 1950 World Cup. Uruguayan Alcides Ghiggia died of a heart attack Thursday at the age of 88. In a bizarre twist of fate, Ghiggia passed away exactly 65 years to the day after scoring the winning goal that clinched Uruguay’s 2-1 victory over host team Brazil in the final game of the World Cup, provoking shock and awe in the world-famous Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro and throughout Brazil.

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