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Soccer legend Jack Charlton dies at 85

Tributes are being paid to soccer legend and former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton who has died at the age of 85. 

Mr Charlton had been diagnosed with lymphoma last year and was suffering with dementia.

The FAI said they were “deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jack Charlton, the manager who changed Irish football forever. Our  thoughts are with Pat and the family at this sad time.”

Mr Charlton brought the Irish soccer team to two World Cups and a European Championship, considered a breakthrough for the sport at the time.

Soccer star, Paul McGrath, who played on many of Charlton’s national teams paid tribute to him as did many others.

 

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