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Rene Houseman dies at 64; won 1978 World Cup with Argentina

Rene Houseman dies at 64; won 1978 World Cup with Argentina
From ESPN - March 22, 2018

Rene Houseman, a striker who won the 1978 World Cup with Argentina, died after fighting tongue cancer since last year, the Argentine Football Association has confirmed. He was 64.

Known as "Loco," or the "Crazy One," Houseman played in the 1974 and 1978 World Cups. He played 55 games for Argentina from 1973-79, scoring 13 times.

"Skillful, fast, unpredictable, he amazed fans and stood out for representing the most genuine part of Argentine soccer, the kind of soccer that is played in pastures and that is best-known for the dribble," AFA said.

Houseman was praised for his dribbling skills and powerful shots, and was remembered by other players and media in Argentina as one of the best right wingers.

"I was a friend of the real Rene Houseman and enjoyed his football," said Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to the World Cup title in 1986.

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