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Gustavo the “Falcon” Peña Velasco, central defender and captain of the national team in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, died on the morning of January 19.
Peña died at the age of 78 and was a player of the Club Deportivo Oro de Guadalajara, Cruz Azul, Monterrey, and the Laguna; in addition to being selected by Mexico in the World Cups of 1966 and 1970.
At the beginning of the week it was reported that the former soccer player was in poor health. This was reported by the TV Azteca commentator, David medrano, who did not give more details about the situation in which the former captain of the Mexican National Team finds himself. So far the causes of death are unknown.
His nickname was given him by his teammates, because since he played in the basic forces of Oro de Guadalajara it is said that he stood out for the strength in his sweeps, since these resembled, according to his teammates, a falcon descending to hunt down its prey.
He was selected nationally and participated in two World Cups: England 1966 and Mexico 1970.
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