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Socceroos legend Marston dies at 89

  • Socceroos legend Marston dies at 89

Australian football icon Joe Marston has died at age 89.

The Socceroos defender was capped 37 times for the national team between 1947 and 1964 and became the first Australian to play in an English FA Cup final in 1954, when his side Preston North End lost to West Bromwich Albion.

He died early on Sunday of natural causes having been in frail health for some time.

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Marston became a legendary figure of the game, so much so that Football Federation Australia created the Joe Marston Medal, awarded to the best player in the A-League grand final.

A tribute to Marston will be held on the Central Coast, where he retired to, on Sunday afternoon at Central Coast Stadium before the Mariners kick off their A-League match with Western Sydney.

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