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Eusebio discharged from hospital after suffering a stroke in Poland

July 12, 2012 10:22 IST

Former Portugal and Benfica great Eusebio, who suffered a stroke during his stay in Poland to watch Euro 2012, was discharged from a Lisbon hospital on Wednesday, the hospital said.

Eusebio, 70, was admitted to Lisbon's Luz hospital two weeks ago after arriving on a medical flight from Poland.

Eusebio"Eusebio left the hospital this afternoon, feeling good and out to have a meal," Luz hospital spokesman, Joao Paulo Gama, told Reuters. "He will be doing physiotherapy at home".

Eusebio, Portugal's football ambassador, has been admitted to hospital four times since December. He has been suffering from hypertension.

Nicknamed the 'black panther', Eusebio grabbed international headlines during the 1966 World Cup in England when Portugal finished third. He also helped his Portuguese club side Benfica reach four European Cup finals in the 1960s.

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