Paolo Rossi, Italy's 1982 World Cup victor dies aged 64

Paolo Rossi, a hero of Italian football who inspired the national side to victory in the 1982 World Cup

Paolo Rossi, the legend of Italy's 1982 World Cup-winning effort, has passed on at 64 years old. The news was declared on Thursday by Italian TV channel RAI Sport, for whom Rossi had been functioning as a savant.  

"Such frightfully pitiful news: Paolo Rossi has left us," said RAI Sport moderator Enrico Varriale, who didn't reveal the reason for death.  

"Life-changing Pablito, who made we all begin to look all starry eyed at in that late spring of 1982 and who was a valuable and skilled work partner in RAI over late years." 

Rossi won two Italian Serie A titles, an European Cup and a Coppa Italia during his four years with Juventus however it was his experience with the public group that is most affectionately recognized as his six objectives drove Italy to World Cup triumph.  

Rossi scored a cap stunt against Brazil in the subsequent stage, the two objectives against Poland in a 2-0 semi-last triumph, and afterward scored another in the last as Italy beat West Germany 3-1 to lift the prize for the third time.