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Former Brazil captain Socrates dies at 57
Former Brazil soccer captain Socrates dies at 57
By The Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) ' A hospital in Brazil says former Brazil soccer captain Socrates has died. He was 57.

The Albert Einsten hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement that Socrates died of septic shock early Sunday.

He had been in an intensive care unit since Saturday because of an intestinal infection.

The former playmaker captained Brazil in the 1982 and '86 World Cups and is a popular columnist and television commentator in the South American country.

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