Argentina World Cup hero ‘Tata’ Brown dies aged 62

first_imgWorld Cup hero Jose Luis ‘Tata’ Brown has passed away aged 62 in La Plata, in his home country of Argentina.The famous La Albiceleste defender had been battling Alzheimer’s disease for some time, with his family recently admitting the effect the illness had on the former centre-back.Brown, who was affectionately nicknamed ‘Tata’ throughout his career, scored the first goal, and only strike for his nation, in the 1986 Mexico World Cup as Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Late in the match, he dislocated his shoulder but refused to be substituted as he went down in Argentinian football folklore.Fellow national team star Gabriel Batistuta tweeted his condolences about Brown’s death.Gracias José Luis Brown por tu lucha dentro y fuera de la cancha. Acompaño a sus familiares y afectos . Q.E.P.D. Tata . — Gabriel Batistuta (@GBatistutaOK) August 13, 2019 Brown played the majority of his career at Estudientes, based in La Plata, making nearly 300 appearances before a move to Colombian side Atletico Nacional saw him recruited into the Argentinian national team.He had a stint at Boca Juniors and Deportivo Espanol prior to the 1986 World Cup but was a surprise selection in the squad for the tournament by coach Carlos Bilardo.Brown was chosen as a back-up for sweeper Daniel Passarella but ended up becoming first-choice and playing in every match of Argentina’s triumphant run.The famous goal in the final against the West Germans came in the 23rd minute, as Brown climbed highest to head home a free kick.He played 36 times for Argentina, appearing at Copa America tournaments in 1983, 1987 and 1989, and retired from playing at club and international level in 1989.Brown’s football journey was not over however, as he embarked on a managerial career which saw him take the reins of multiple teams and also be an assistant coach to Bilardo at Boca Juniors.He also took charge of the Argentina under-17’s team between 2007-09, leading them to second place in the 2009 South American Football Championship, before being bundled out of the World Cup in the round-of-16 at the hands of Colombia.last_img read more

OHCHR to push for full implementation of Sri Lanka Resolution

“There are some emblematic cases which are blocked because of the local justice system. So Resolution 30/1 proposes obtaining foreign assistance. If Sri Lanka is not prepared to do so, then they must propose an alternative. Focusing on the nationality of the judge is not important but what is important is how to unblock this accountability problem. We need to see that justice is done. Right now, we see the process is slow and it’s not delivering,” she said. Rishmawi said that after the 2015 Resolution on Sri Lanka was passed with the support of Sri Lanka, the OHCHR office had been working with the Government to implement the proposals in the Resolution. However, she said the process is going at a slow pace and so the last Resolution calls for a time-bound process.However, President Maithripala Sirisena, last week, criticised the OMP and moves to establish a truth seeking commission while the Foreign Minister said that Sri Lanka would not agree to any deadline.However, Rishmawi said that by cosponsoring the last Resolution, Sri Lanka agreed to show more progress over the next two years. She noted that the Government had taken several important steps which included establishing a task force to look at the human rights issue and made proposals which were in line with the expectations of the international community.From our point of view, we feel several positive measures have been taken since then, such as the establishment of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) which will benefit all communities. We also welcome the fact that there is a discussion around the setting up of a reparations office. We support the work of the independent commissions established after the 19th Amendment was passed. We also know there is a Bill on truth seeking. So we acknowledge that a number of positive steps have been taken,” she said. Last week in Parliament, several comments were made on the Resolution and the High Commissioner’s report on Sri Lanka with different views and interpretations being voiced. “I think we can refocus attention on the implementation of this Resolution. What has happened over the last few days is a little distraction. Instead of saying we have something positive to work with the international community on, there is a distraction on what was said and what was not said. This is not helpful because the Resolution is the Resolution and the report by the High Commissioner is very clear; and the High Commissioner stands by her report,” she said.Rishmawi said that the High Commissioner wants to keep the focus on fulfilling the obligations and ensuring justice and accountability for all communities.“The recommendations are basically an agreed framework. What we want to see is if the recommendations will be implemented or not. So you have a baseline which is Resolution 30/1 and we now see what has been implemented and how we can make sure the rest are implemented so Sri Lanka looks good,” she said. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is to push for the full implementation of the 2015 Resolution on Sri Lanka.The OHCHR Chief of Rule of Law Equality and Non Discrimination Branch Mona Rishmawi, who was in Sri Lanka and met the Government days before the 40th session of the UNHRC, told The Sunday Morning that OHCHR would like to see what alternative proposals Sri Lanka has if it is to reject the proposals made by OHCHR. Rishmawi said that OHCHR is committed to ensure Resolution 30/1 and 40/1 are fully implemented and they hope the Government will support the implementation of the Resolution. read more