Former England manager, Sir Bobby Robson, died

Sir Bobby Robson dies at the age of 76 following a long battle with cancer.

He was a renowned and revered figure in football and led England to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 1986 where his side was knocked out by a Diego Maradona, and the World Cup semi-finals at Italia in 1990 where his side was defeated by Germany in a penalty shootout.

Robson was a club coach who had a long success with Fulham, Ipswich, Newcastle United, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, and Barcelona.

As a player, he was a key member of the Fulham and West Bromwich Albion team during the 1950s and 1960s and also won 20 caps for England.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of Britain for his services to the game in 2002. He had fought cancer five times during his life.

Robson died very peacefully on Saturday July 31st at his home in County Durham, North England, with his family beside him.

Source: CNN, BBC, The Sun


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