1982 World Cup

Italy’s 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi dead at 64

Italy’s 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi dead at 64

  • The cause of Rossi’s death was not revealed but Italian media reported he had been suffering from ‘an uncurable disease’
  • Dino Zoff, who captained the 1982 winning side, described Rossi as an ‘extraordinary footballer, excellent teammate and friend’
By AFP ·