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Walter, German player in 1954 World Cup, dies

Sunday - 6/16/2013, 12:00pm  ET

BERLIN (AP) -- Ottmar Walter, a member of the West Germany squad that won the 1954 World Cup, has died. He was 89.

The German Football Association said Walter died in a care home early Sunday.

Walter scored 336 goals in 321 matches for FC Kaiserslautern, where he played as a center forward alongside his brother Fritz, who died in 2002.

The Walter brothers won the German league together in 1951 and '53 and were part of the national team that won the World Cup after beating Hungary 3-2 in the 1954 final. Hungary led 2-0 before West Germany recovered in what became known as the "Miracle of Bern."


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