Paolo Rossi, Italy’s football hero, dies at the age of 64. 

When the football world was already recovering from the mourning of Argentina icon Diego Maradona, who passed away last month. Here comes another sad news for the community. Paolo Rossi won two Serie A titles, recipient of a European Cup and a Coppa Italia with Juventus. But he is massively known and remembered for his six goals in the 1982 Spain World Cup. 

It was the Italian TV channel RAI Sport that gave this saddening news to the world. They said on Thursday that “Pablito” has passed away because of an “incurable disease”. Rossi was known to be working as a pundit for this channel after retiring from football. 

He was born in Prato, Tuscany, and played his entire football club year in Itlay. During his entire career, he was banned once in 1980 for three years. His achievements and contributions to football will be remembered. He also scored three goals in the 1978 Argentina World Cup. He remains the Itlay’s joint-highest scored with a total of nine goals in the World Cup. 

His wife, Federica Cappaelletti, posted on Instagram, saying “per sempre” meaning “Forever”. 

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Many known names in the football world paid their tributes through social media while fans express their grief too of losing a legend in the football world. Here are some collated.

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