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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former Brazil captain and soccer legend Sócrates, who was widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, has died at the age of 57 at a São Paulo hospital. The former footballer died of septic shock on Sunday morning following an infection which had put him on life support.

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff said the former player was a “genius . . .

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