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Germany mourns Walter and Flohe

June 17, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
German football is in mourning for two of its greats, Ottmar Walter and Heinz Flohe, who died at the weekend.

Walter, 89, a 1954 World Cup-winner, died on Sunday. On the previous day, 1974 World Cup-winner Flohe had died at the age of 65 after having been in coma for over three years following a stroke.

Walter had been one of three surviving members of Germany's 1954 World Cup squad. Their 3-2 victory over favourites Hungary at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern is widely regarded ...

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