Gino Pariani, part of great World Cup upset, dies at 79

May 15, 2007
ST. LOUIS -- Gino Pariani, who played for the United States on the 1950 team that produced one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history, has died. He was 79.

He died Wednesday night after having bone cancer for two years, his family said Thursday.

Pariani, the son of Italian immigrants, grew up playing soccer in St. Louis' famed Italian neighborhood, "The Hill" and was part of the mostly amateur team that jolted the soccer world with its 1-0 defeat of powerful England ...

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