Paolo Rossi, Italian football great and World Cup winner, dies aged 64

Paolo Rossi, Italian football great and World Cup winner, dies aged 64
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  • calendar-gray 10 December 2020

Paolo Rossi, the star of Italy’s 1982 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 64, APA reports citing Italian TV channel RAI Sport.

The news was announced in the early hours of Thursday morning by Italian TV channel RAI Sport, for whom Rossi had been working as a pundit.

 

“A very sad news: Paolo Rossi left us,” RAI Sport presenter Enrico Varriale tweeted. “Unforgettable Pablito, who made us all fall in love in that summer of ‘82 and who has been a precious and competent workmate at RAI in recent years. RIP dear Paolo.”

Shortly after the news broke, Rossi’s wife, Cappelletti Federica, posted a photo of herself and her husband to her Instagram account along with the words “per sempre” – “forever”.

She did not disclose the cause of his death.

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