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Car thieves give Brazilian great a break
EFE, August 17th, 2011 3:55PM

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Jorge Mario Lobo Zagallo, who was a part of four Brazilian World Cup-winning teams, was held up at gun point by car thieves who let him keep his vehicle after recognizing him.

The assault occurred in the Botafogo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro as the 80-year-old Zagallo was returning home with his wife and son. Zagallo’s car, with him at the wheel, was blocked by another vehicle with four armed men inside, who then threatened the former national team coach with handguns.

They did, however, steal a gold chain, a watch and other personal items belonging to his son.

Zagallo played on Brazil's 1958 and 1962 World Cup-winning teams, coached the 1970 winners and was assistant coach of the team that won the title in 1994.

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