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Brazil goalkeeper at 1970 World Cup dies at age 74

India TV News Desk 25 Aug 2012, 21:54:44 IST
India TV News Desk
Sao Paulo, Aug 25: The Brazilian football federation says former footballer Felix, Brazil's starting goalkeeper when it won the 1970 World Cup, has died of complications from emphysema. He was 74.

The federation says Felix died Friday morning at a hospital in Sao Paulo.

The goalkeeper made key saves during the tournament in Mexico to help Brazil win its third title with a team led by Pele. He played all six matches.

His main club was Rio de Janeiro's Fluminense, but he also played for Portuguesa and Juventus.

The Brazilian federation says there will be a minute of silence in Felix's honor before every Brazilian league match this weekend.