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Last 1930 World Cup player dies

08-31-2010 08:24 BJT

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The last surviving footballer from the 1930 World Cup final, Francisco Varallo, has died at the age of 100.

Varallo played for the Argentina side that lost 4-2 to Uruguay in the Monetvideo final. In 1994, he was awarded the FIFA Order of Merit. Varallo won the Argentine title with home-town club Gimnasia-La Plata in 1929.

Then he joined Boca Juniors, and helped the team win three professional league titles with 194 goals. He retired due to injury at the age of 30 in 1940.

Argentina Soccer Association handed him a national team jersey with his name on it and the number 100 to celebrate his 100th birthday.

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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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