José Luis Brown dies: Argentina mourns world champions – Maradona "can not believe it"

Argentina mourns the loss of one of its world champions: José Luis Brown, who scored 1-0 for the Gauchos against Germany in the 1986 World Cup final, has died at the age of 62 years. Ex-teammate Diego Maradona has suffered from Alzheimer's disease for many years. Since December 2018, he was treated in a hospital in La Plata, where he died. Maradona commented on Instagram: "I still can not believe it because you've always been cop, we'll miss you a lot, Tata."

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The former central defender was supposed to travel to Mexico for the World Cup in 1986, but after a broken cruciate ligament and a meniscal injury, he was ready for the form shortly before the tournament. Because Daniel Passarella, the star of the time, was injured, Brown joined the team and was used in the seven World Cup matches.

The biggest moment of his career, at the time, then aged 29 in the final against Germany, scored 1-0 for Argentina per capita. The match ended at 3: 2 for South Americans. After Brown, Jorge Valdano and Jorge Burruchaga met for Argentina, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Rudi Völler were able to function from the German point of view, only in cosmetics.

At the club level, Brown was close to a "man of a club" – for eight years he played for Estudiantes de La Plata, was used nearly 300 times for "Pincharratas". Later, Brown was also active for Boca Juniors, Deportivo Espanol and after the Football World Cup in Europe in 1986 for Brest Stadium and Real Murcia.

After the end of his playing career, Brown became a coach, but remained primarily in the role of a wizard. He has coached world champion Carlos Bilardo in San Lorenzo de Almagro. Most successful of his coaching career: winning the 2008 Olympic gold medal in Beijing as co-coach of Sergio Batista, a teammate of the 1986 World Cup team In recent years, the situation was calm around Brown, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.