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Socrates Passes Away

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Brazilian football legend Socrates died today at the age of 57 after falling ill following a meal of beef stroganoff.

He had been in hospital in San Paolo with food poisoning and was on a life support machine with septic shock when he passed away.

It was the third time in four months he had been treated at an intensive care unit since alcohol abuse caused his stomach to hemorrhage in August.

Socrates, who leaves a wife and six sons, had been hoping his health would stabilise ahead of a liver transplant after a spending another 17 days in hospital in September.

The idol of the 1982 World Cup was admitted to Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital on Thursday after feeling sick during a meal at a hotel in Sao Paulo with his wife and a friend.

They were all treated for poisoning, but his body was too frail to cope and suffered septic shock which claimed his life in the early hours of this morning.

Breathing apparatus was needed and he was also put on dialysis machines to remove bacteria from his blood.

Socrates won 60 caps and was easily recognisable in his playing days as a bearded 6ft 4in midfield genius with great passing ability


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Is a sad way to die.

Corinthians to wrap up the league today for him.

Obviously seen a few full games and the videos but what a legend.


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Can't be a topic and no pic.


10 points if you know who the guy on his back is.

Rai's brother aswell.

Arguably the best team never to win the World Cup.

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LOL@ not knowing one of the best footballers to ever the play the game


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