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The 82-year-old's condition deteriorated rapidly after being admitted to hospital with a heart problem on Wednesday morning

Fifa vice-president and head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) Julio Humberto Grondona has passed away aged 82.

After being admitted to hospital with a heart problem on Wednesday morning, Grondona's condition deteriorated rapidly in the following hours and he was ultimately unable to overcome his fight with ill-health.

He had been in charge of the Argentine FA for 35 years and was responsible for the construction of the Ezeiza training complex, where the national side are now based.

Grondona also combined those responsibilities with his position as vice-president of Fifa and was the founder and chairman of Arsenal de Sarandi, who play their football in Argentina's Primera Division.

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