RIO DE JANEIRO -- Former Brazil goalkeeper Waldir Peres, a member of three World Cup teams, died on Sunday at the age of 66 after a heart attack. His death was announced by his family.
Peres was having lunch with friends in the city of Mogi Mirim in Sao Paulo state when he passed out and was taken to hospital.
He was a starter in the 1982 Brazil team that contained greats Zico, Socrates, and Falcao. Brazil were knocked out by eventual winner Italy in the second round.
He was initially criticised...