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Heinz Flohe, part of '74 WGermany WCup squad, dies

Sunday - 6/16/2013, 11:26am  ET

File- In this July 1974 file picture, former German national soccer player Heinz Flohe is photographed at unknown place in Germany. Heinz Flohe, a player in Germany’s 1974 World Cup-winning team died late Saturday June 15, 2013 after being in a coma for more than three years, the German Football Association said. He was 65. The former FC Cologne midfielder played 39 games for Germany, scoring eight goals. (AP Photo/dpa, Wilhlem Leuschner,File)

BERLIN (AP) -- Heinz Flohe, a member of West Germany's 1974 World Cup-winning team, has died. He was 65.

The German Football Association said Sunday that Flohe died in his home city of Euskirchen late Saturday. He had been in a coma for more than three years following a collapse.

The former FC Cologne midfielder played 39 games for West Germany, scoring eight goals. Flohe also captained Cologne when it won the league and German cup titles in 1978.

Germany won the 1974 World Cup at home, beating the Netherlands 2-1 in the final.


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