Brazil hero Socrates dies

Former Brazil captain Socrates died yesterday, aged 57, after an intestinal infection. The elegant midfielder, who played in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital on Friday. The ex-Corinthians, Botafogo, Fiorentina, Flamengo and Santos player suffered a stomach haemorrhage in August caused by alcohol abuse. in 2004, aged 50, Socrates made headlines by aggreeing to a one-off appearance for non-league side Garforth Town.