Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies

Former international midfielder Jean-Jacques Marcel, who helped France to third in the 1958 World Cup, has died at the age of 83 years, his former club Marseille announced on Friday.

AFP| Last Updated: Oct 03, 2014, 20:51 PM IST
Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies

Paris: Former international midfielder Jean-Jacques Marcel, who helped France to third in the 1958 World Cup, has died at the age of 83 years, his former club Marseille announced on Friday.

Marcel started his career at French club Sochaux before joining Marseille in 1954 where he played 175 matches.

Capped 44 times and captain of Les Bleus four times he competed in the 1954 and 1958 World Cup finals.

In the 1954 tournament in Switzerland, France were beaten 5-2 by the Brazilian team of the legendary Pele, before finishing third.