Soccer: Former Japan international striker Kudo dies at 32


Former Japan international striker Masato Kudo, who also had stints with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Canada and Brisbane Roar in Australia, died Friday, his J-League third-division team Tegevajaro Miyazaki said. He was 32. Kudo had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid in the ventricles deep within the brain. He felt unwell on Oct. 2 and was hospitalized a day later. "He made a significant impact in the first division," Tegevajaro Miyazaki said in a press release. "He played for Japan and had a great track record but he stayed humble." "He had a great attitude, caring about team...

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