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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The historic Costa Rica Manuel Antonio soccer narrator “Pilo” Obando died yesterday at 72 because of heart failure, after receiving a kidney transplant on Monday.

    Obando has narrated on Costa Rican television channels for all the World Cup since Argentina 1978.

    The communicator died today at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José, after a long battle with kidney failure requiring a kidney transplant and he was in recovery, but  in delicate condition, the hospital reported.

    Data published by local media indicates that Obando narrated more than 4,000 football games in his long career in television, as well as for several radio stations in the country.

    Among the most memorable descriptions of “Pilo” is the first goal for Costa Rica in a World Cup goal by Juan Cayasso in the 1-0 win over Scotland at Italy in 1990.

    In that same World Cup, Obando narrated Hernan Medford’s goal that marked the 2-1 win over Sweden.

    Because of his delicate health, Obando was not involved in sports broadcasting since almost a year ago. (ACAN-EFE)

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