The hero of Italy national team in the World Cup 1982, Paolo Rossi, passed away at his home in Italy. The reason behind the death of the former World Cup winner has not been announced yet.

Paolo Rossi has just passed away earlier today at his home in Italy. He was the winner of World Cup 1982 with his national side and was the best goal scorer in the same tournament of 1982. The reason behind his death is not published yet.

On Twitter, his wife also confirmed the death of Paolo Rossi. Ms. Federica Cappelletti shared about the death of Rossi on her social media site, but she did not release the reason behind the death of the former Juventus striker. The death of the former star at the age of 64 was a kind of shock to RAI Sport team where Rossi worked as a soccer specialist in the last few years.

 Enrico Varriale, the host of RAI Sport, said that it was the worst day in his entire life that to say goodbye to Rossi. The commentator described what Rossi has brought to Italy national team in the World Cup summer of 1982 was alike to the feeling of “being loved.”

“You are also my beloved colleagues at RAI Sport during the time we work together. Rest in peace, Paolo,” Varriale wrote on his social media site.

Rossi was a famous striker of Como, Vicenza, Perugia, Milan, Hellas Verona, and then Juventus. He spent his best years in the jersey of Juventus before retiring in 1987. Rossi participated in the World Cup 1982 tournament in surprise because the striker just abided the 2 years ban caused by match fixing scandal during the time he played for AC Milan.

He became the best goal scorer of the tournament and later won the Golden Ball of 1982. Rossi scored 6 goals in World Cup 1982, and three of them arrived in the display against Brazil – the most times winner of World Cup tournament.

Talent of Paolo Rossi forced Juventus to break their transfer record in 1976, and in the shirt of Old Lady, Rossi played his best soccer and won most of the trophies, including the C1 trophies (former name of UEFA Champions League).

The reason behind his death is mystical, but we all wish him and his family the best. Rest in peace, the legend of a wonderful summer in Spain!

World Cup 1982's hero, Paolo Rossi, passed away
Paolo Rossi in the jersey of Juventus. Photo: Getty Image

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