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Armfield, former England captain and broadcaster, dies at 82

LONDON (AP) Jimmy Armfield, a former England captain who led Leeds to the European Cup final as a manager before a distinguished career in broadcasting, has died. He was 82.

The Professional Footballers' Association said Armfield died early Monday morning. Armfield had been fighting cancer for the second time, with treatment forcing him to curtail his commentary on Premier League soccer games for the BBC.

Armfield played 43 times for England from 1959-66, losing his place in the team because of injury ahead of the 1966 World Cup. The defender didn't play in the tournament, which England won by beating West Germany 4-2 in the final at Wembley Stadium.


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