Bolivia's Sanchez dies of cancer
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Former Bolivian international defender Oscar Sanchez has died of cancer, local media reported on Friday.

Sanchez, 36, retired last March after surgeons removed his kidney which had a tumour. Since then he had a coaching role with Bolivian club The Strongest.

Sanchez won 78 caps for Bolivia and played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and was called up for the 2007 Copa America before being diagnosed with cancer.