Cameroonian captain of Italia 90, Tataw dies

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Cameroonian captain of Italia 90, Tataw dies

Stephen Eta Tataw, captain of Cameroon's national football team in their famous 1990 World Cup quarter-finals race, has died at the age of 57.

The right-back was also the captain of the Indomitable Lions in USA 94.

He played every minute of his side's five games at the 1990 World Cup, when they beat Argentina, Romania and Colombia en route to their quarter-final loss to England in overtime.

Tataw played most of his club career in his home country with Tonnerre Yaoundé and Olympique Mvolyé, but ended it in Japan with Tosu Futures.

After the 1990 World Cup he had trials with England's top-tier team, Queens Park Rangers, later recalling manager Don Howe told him he was excellent, but the team was " full ".

The cause of death has not been made public.

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