Qatar 2022 World Cup: Oscar Garré, champion in Mexico 86, suffered a heart attack before going to see the Cup

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The former Argentine defender Oscar Garréworld champion in Mexico in 1986, suffered a heart attack shortly before traveling to Qatar with other former members of the Argentina national team that lifted the World Cup.

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According to the EFE news agency, sources close to the travel arrangements made up of members of the Argentine teams that won the 1978 and 1986 World Cups said Garré it is stable and will continue in intensive care until this Monday, after two stents have been placed.

The 65-year-old former player was world champion in Mexico in 1986, a tournament in which Argentina eliminated England in the quarterfinals after winning 2-1, with two goals from Diego Armando Maradona: the first, known as “the hand of God” , for reaching it with the help of the left hand, and the second, for its execution, nicknamed the “finish of the 20th century”.

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Argentina stayed with that World Cup after beating then Federal Germany 3-2.

Seven former footballers went to Doha on Saturday to attend the World Cup in Qatar, which began this Sunday with the duel between the local team and Ecuador.

Omar Larrosa, Daniel Bertoni, Ricardo Villa and Ubaldo Fillol, as representatives of the 1978 Argentine national team under the orders of César Luis Menotti, traveled to the lands of Qatar, according to what “Pato” himself said on his social networks.

“World champions go to Qatar to cheer on our beloved national team. Forza Argentina!!!” Fillol’s text can be read on Instagram, accompanied by a photo of the former internationals at the airport.

On behalf of the 1986 world champion, the former footballers who traveled were Ricardo Giusti, Carlos Tapia and Héctor Enrique, who will be joined by Oscar Ruggeri, who has already been present in Qatar for days as a commentator on the ESPN television channel.

Garré spent his entire football career between Argentina and Israel, countries where he played for Ferro Carril Oeste -with whom he won two national championships- and Huracán, on the one hand, and Hapoel Kfar Saba and Hapoel Be’er Sheva, on the ‘other other.

Additionally, as a coach, he trained in Argentina, Paraguay and Chile.

Lionel Scaloni’s team will make their debut this Tuesday in Qatar against Saudi Arabia in group C. Subsequently, they will face Mexico on the 26th and will close their participation in the first phase against Poland on the 30th.

Source: Clarin

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