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World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown passes away

Jose Luis Brown battles for the ball in the air with West Germany's Norbert Eder
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  • Jose Luis Brown has died aged 62
  • Brown scored opening goal in 1986 FIFA World Cup Final
  • The former central defender suffered from Alzheimer's

Former Argentina defender and FIFA World Cup™-winner Jose Luis Brown passed away on Monday, aged 62

Brown, who played club football in Argentina, Colombia, France and Spain, had suffered from Alzheimer's.

El Tata famously scored the opening goal of the Mexico 1986 Final helping the Diego Maradona-led Argentina to a memorable 3-2 win over Germany in Mexico City.

Remarkably, it was the only goal of his 36-match international career for Argentina.

Brown, having played every minute at Mexico 1986, refused to be substituted in the Final despite seriously injuring his shoulder.

Argentina's Jose Luis Brown heads the ball to score 
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As a coach, he was technical assistant for Sergio Batista in the team that won the 2008 Beijing Olympic Football Tournament. A year later, he helped the national team qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009.

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