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Died Don Julio, team captain

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Football was his passion and the ball gave his last world. Argentina was a finalist and although he did not see Messi win the cup, the mission was accomplished for him

Julio Grondona was 35 years at the head of the Argentine Football Association.

He was also vice president of FIFA. He made a great career as a leader.

The modest started in Arsenal de Sarandi, the club of his neighborhood. He was one of its founders.

It was also the shirt, was player of his beloved institution and then presided for 20 years.

Later led Independiente destinations.

In 1979, at age 47, became president of the AFA. He built a lot of power.

So he had many friends as enemies. Some worshiped him, others faced.

Grondona was objectively a leader. He appealed to his political ability to weather the storm and stay in office.

The loss of his wife affected him in the last years of his life. The death of Nelly overcame his soul. It was not the same.

Football was his passion and the ball gave his last world. Argentina was a finalist and although he did not see Messi win the cup, the mission was accomplished for him.

Death surprised when looking coach selected. Heart failed him. Which was always well lit.

traslation: Belén Zapata