César Luis Menotti has died: soccer in mourning

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César Luis Menotti è died: soccer in mourning

The passing of César Luis Menotti has left a void in world soccer, especially in Argentina where he was a true icon. Menotti ès memory is inextricably linked to the 1978 World Cup victory with dell'Argentina, the Albiceleste’s first intercontinental title. Known affectionately as El Flaco, Menotti, at age 85, left us after being hospitalized in a Buenos Aires hospital for health problems.

His career è was a succession of triumphs and successes, both as a player and as a coach. As a player he won with Boca Juniors and Santos, while on the bench he led Barcelona to victory in the Spanish Super Cup in 1979 and with the Huracán won the Argentine championship in 1973.  Although his experience in Italy with Sampdoria è was brief (only 8 games, in 1997), Menotti left a tangible imprint on Italian soccer with his unique vision of the game. 

This is the note released by the AFA: "The Argentine Football Federation regrets to communicate with great sadness the death of César Luis Menotti, current director of the Argentine national teams and former World Champion coach. Goodbye dear Flaco".

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