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Hundreds gather for burial of Brazil legend Carlos Alberto in Rio de Janeiro

Tributes have been pouring in for Brazil football legend, Carlos Alberto, who has died at the age of 72.
Steve Nicol and Stewart Robson reflect back on the memorable career of the late Carlos Alberto.

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday as former Brazil captain Carlos Alberto was laid to rest.

Carlos Alberto, who died at age 72 of a heart attack in Rio on Tuesday, was laid to rest at the Iraja cemetery with a Brazilian flag covering the coffin.

Among the mourners were former Brazil international Cafu, capped a record 142 times and twice a World Cup winner, alongside Carlos Alberto's son Alexander, who made a single appearance for the Selecao in 1992.

Right-back Carlos...

 By Tim Vickery

A tribute to Brazil legend and 1970 World Cup hero Carlos Alberto

Steve Nicol and Stewart Robson reflect back on the memorable career of the late Carlos Alberto.

The man who scored the perfect goal has died.

Carlos Alberto Torres, captain of Brazil's 1970 World Cup winning team, passed away in his native Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday at the age of 72. And if Saint Peter is a football fan, then Carlos Alberto will not have the slightest problem getting through the pearly gates. Because in magnificent style he rounded off one of the game's most iconic, most joyful moments.

Encapsulated in a few seconds towards the end of the 1970 World Cup final are all the elements...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto dead at 72

Steve Nicol and Stewart Robson reflect back on the memorable career of the late Carlos Alberto.

Carlos Alberto Torres, the captain of Brazil's World Cup-winning team in 1970 and scorer of one of the sport's most memorable goals, died on Tuesday.

He was 72 and died of after a heart attack at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

A statement on Carlos Alberto's Facebook page confirmed the death along with TV Globo, which employed him as a commentator for Sportv, and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

"It is in deep sorrow that we inform that this Tuesday morning our eternal captain Carlos...

Argentina and Uruguay reiterate hopes of co-hosting 2030 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino explains the options available to create an expanded World Cup competition.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The presidents of Argentina and Uruguay say they are still planning to go ahead with a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup.

Argentina President Mauricio Macri says the South American neighbours "will work together to aspire to host the 2030 World Cup."

The World Cup is in 2018 in Russia, followed by 2022 in Qatar. North America is the favorite to host the 2026 event, either by the United States alone, or in a bid with Mexico and Canada.

Macri and Uruguay President Tabare...

Fans vote for wolf named Zabivaka as 2018 World Cup mascot

Russia 2018 World Cup mascot
More than 1 million Russians voted to determine that Zabivaka would be the mascot for the 2018 World Cup.

MOSCOW -- Russia has chosen a cocky wolf wearing sporty goggles as the mascot for the 2018 football World Cup.

The wolf was chosen in online voting over two other mascot candidates -- a cat and a tiger wearing a space suit.

The announcement was made early Saturday at the end of an hour-long broadcast on state Channel One television. More...