World football mourns as DiCicco passes away

Tony DiCicco of the USA holds his hand over his heart
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  • Legendary coach Tony DiCicco passes away at the age of 68
  • Coached USA to 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup title on home soil
  • Led USA to Olympic Gold at Atlanta 1996

USA's FIFA Women's World Cup-winning coach in 1999 Tony DiCicco passed away at his home on 19 June 2017 at the age of 68.

DiCicco's son Anthony published the following statement on behalf of the family.

His accomplishments include winning the aforementioned Women's World Cup, the nation's second at the time, and an Olympic gold medal for USA at Atlanta 1996, the first edition of women's soccer at the Games.

Tributes have been pouring in from the world football community, remembering the influential figure who left a significant impact on women's football.