Luis Aragones, Coach Who Made Spain Soccer Champions, Dies

Luis Aragones, the soccer coach who led Spain to the European Championship in 2008, has died in Madrid, the Spanish Soccer Federation said on its website. He was 75.

Aragones built a team around Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas that defeated Germany in the final with a goal from Fernando Torres. The team went on to win the World Cup in 2010 and a second European Championship after Aragones stepped down.

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