Former Italy striker Vialli dies of cancer

Former Italy striker Vialli dies of cancer

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Italy’s football federation (FIGC) said a minute’s silence would be observed at all matches this weekend.

“I know I probably won’t die of old age, I hope to live as long as possible, but I feel a lot more fragile than I used to,” Wylie said in a Netflix documentary that aired in March 2022.

He described cancer as “a traveling companion” who he hoped would eventually find peace after testing his mettle. “Illness can teach a lot about who you are, and can inspire you to go beyond the superficial way we live,” he said.

Although Vialli was forced to step down from his role as head of a delegation with the Italian national team last month, he said he needed to focus on overcoming a new phase of his illness.

While working with the Italy team, Vialli was reunited with national coach Roberto Mancini, a lifelong friend and strike partner from when they both played for Sampdoria, where they became known as the “goal twins”. Was.

Mancini and Vialli led Italy to the Euro 2020 tournament, which has been delayed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lifting the trophy at Wembley Stadium.

“When I gave him the ball and he scored, we were more beautiful than hugging each other,” Vialli said in a TV interview with Italy’s RAI in November.

His Sampdoria team had lost the European Cup final to Barcelona at the same venue 29 years earlier.

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