Brazil `74 star Marinho dies

Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil left back Marinho Chagas, a regular in Brazil`s team that came fourth at the 1974 World Cup, has died from an intestinal haemorrhage, media Monday quoted the Brazilian Soccer Federation (CBF) as saying.

CBF president Jose Maria Marin praised the talent of Chagas, who died aged 62 in the northern city of Joao Pessoa.

After spending his peak years with Rio side Botafogo in the mid 1970s Marinho had spells with the New York Cosmos and Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.

He returned to Brazil with Sao Paulo and ended his career at German side Augsburg before becoming a commentator for a broadcaster in the northern city of Natal, his place of birth.

Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo and former striker Romario were among those joining the CBF in paying tribute late Sunday to Marinho.

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