WC winner Luque dies of heart attack

17 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

WC winner Luque dies of heart attack

Argentina World Cup winner Leopoldo Luque died on Monday of a heart attack while he was receiving treatment for Covid-19, hospital sources said, reports AFP. Luque, who was 71, contracted coronavirus, which led to a pneumonia that provoked his death, a hospital source from the western city of Mendoza said. Striker Luque scored some crucial goals as Argentina won the World Cup for the first time on home soil in 1978. He scored Argentina's opening goal of the tournament in a 2-1 win over Hungary and added three more, including a brace in the crucial 6-0 thrashing of Peru that sent them into the final. In total, he netted 22 goals in 45 appearances for the national team.


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