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Socrates had already been submitted to hospital with gastrointestinal haemorrhages twice previously since August and recently admitted that his problems had been related to alcohol abuse.
Despite the best efforts of medical staff Socrates lost his fight for survival and was pronounced dead at in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Brazil legend passed away after suffering complications in his bid to recover from an intestinal problem, according to Brazilian media,Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey.
Former Brazil captain Socrates has died in a Sao Paulo hospital at the age of 57, it was confirmed in his homeland on Sunday morning,Luke Kuechly Youth Jersey.
Socrates was rushed to hospital in Sao Paulo on Thursday night with a suspected case of food poisoning,Demaryius Thomas Jersey, but was immediately placed in intensive care after it was discovered that he had suffered a septic shock.
The classy midfielder skippered the revered 1982 World Cup national team and struck 22 times for his country.
In 2004, more than a decade after retiring,Victor Cruz Youth Jersey, Socrates made a shock appearance for Northern Counties East Football League side Garforth Town, coming on as a substitute against Tadcaster Albion.Socrates: Passes away Related articles Brazil reach Olympics semis Brilliant Brazil beat Team GB Brazil 2014 unveil WC schedule