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Argentine football chief Grondona dies

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BUENOS AIRES - Julio Grondona, the veteran president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and FIFA vice-president, died on Wednesday at the age of 82 in a Buenos Aires clinic, AFA sources reported. 

Argentina Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona walks along the pitch before the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 South American qualifier football match against Venezuela at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, on March 22, 2013

The all-powerful figure, who had been in charge of Argentine football since 1979, had been taken to hospital suffering from heart problems and died while undergoing emergency surgery.

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