Soccer-Brazil’s twice World Cup winner Djalma Santos dies at 84 (Reuters)

By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, July 24 (Reuters) – Djalma Santos, a trusty right back who won two World Cups with Brazil and was widely considered one of the country’s greatest defenders, has died after a battle with pneumonia. He was 84. “Brazilian football has lost one of its idols,” said Jose Marin, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation. “Djalma Santos was an admirable player who was loved by fans of all teams not just for the quality of his football but for his discipline and loyalty. …

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