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Jun 15, 2013

Ottmar Walter, Heinz Flohe die

BERLIN -- Ottmar Walter, a member of the West Germany squad that won the 1954 World Cup, has died. He was 89.

The German Football Association said Walter died in a care home early Sunday.

Meanwhile, Heinz Flohe, a member of West Germany's 1974 World Cup-winning team, died at the age of 65.

The German Football Association said Sunday that Flohe died in his home city of Euskirchen late Saturday. He had been in a coma for more than three years following a collapse. Walter scored 336 goals in 321 matches for FC Kaiserslautern, where he played as a center forward alongside his brother Fritz, who died in 2002.

The Walter brothers won the German league together in 1951 and '53 and were part of the national team that won the World Cup after beating Hungary 3-2 in the 1954 final. Hungary led 2-0 before Germany recovered in what became known as the "Miracle of Bern."

Flohe, a former FC Cologne midfielder, played 39 games for West Germany, scoring eight goals. Flohe also captained Cologne when it won the league and German cup titles in 1978.

Germany won the 1974 World Cup at home, beating the Netherlands 2-1 in the final.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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