Ex-Brazilian football star Socrates hospitalized

AP, Saturday 20 Aug 2011

Hospital officials say former Brazil captain Socrates is being treated for a stomach hemorrhage in an intensive care unit


Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital says in a statement that Socrates was hospitalized Friday.

The statement provided no further information.

The 57-year-old Socrates captained the national squad in the 1982 and 1986 Word Cups and played for Corinthians between 1978 and 1984.

He has also played for Flamengo and Fiorentina.

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