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Eusebio returns home after Euro 2012 health scare

Wednesday - 6/27/2012, 10:12am  ET

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portuguese soccer great Eusebio is back in his home town after a health scare at the European Championship.

The 70-year-old Eusebio arrived at Lisbon airport in an air ambulance Wednesday after being discharged from a hospital in Poznan, Poland.

He was with the Portuguese squad at its nearby Euro 2012 training camp when he felt sick and was admitted to the Polish hospital on Saturday. After initial fears he had suffered a heart attack, doctors said he needed rest.

Eusebio went straight to a Lisbon hospital for a checkup after arriving in the Portuguese capital.

He has been hospitalized four times since December with a variety of ailments.

Portugal faces Spain in a semifinal match on Wednesday.


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