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England's World Cup winner Nobby Stiles has died aged 78, his family have said.
A statement issued by his family reads: "The Stiles family are sad to announce that Nobby Stiles passed away peacefully today (30/10/2020) surrounded by his family after a long illness.
"The family kindly ask for privacy at this sad time."
Stiles was part of the 1966 World Cup winning side and picked up 28 caps for his country over the years.
He made 311 appearances for Manchester United, where he played between 1960 and 1971.
Stiles also played for Middlesbrough and Preston North End, before ending his football career in 1975.
Tributes to Stiles have already began to pour in on social media.
Stiles was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease several years ago - speaking in 2017, his son Rob said: "He's not aware of anything. We've been told he's in the final stages but you just don't know how long it goes on for.
"You can go one day where you think he's going to die, then the next day he's fairly alert. He's very bad now."
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