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Mexican football is in mourning. Former goalkeeper Antonio 'Tota' Carbajal, the first footballer in history to play in five World Cups, has died at the age of 93. He played his first World Cup in 1950 in Brazil.

Legendary Mexican goalkeeper Antonio 'Tota' Carbajal, the first footballer to play in five World Cups, died Tuesday at the age of 93 in the central Mexican city of León. "He got sick last week, ... 'Tota's life ended" on Tuesday morning, Antonio Moreno, director of the International Soccer Hall of Fame, told AFP.

⚫️ Antonio Carbajal died today at the age of 93.

A 48-time Tri goalkeeper, he was the first player in history to have played in five World Cups.

Descanse en paz La Tota

— Fútbol mexicano FR (@ligamx_fr) May 9, 2023

"Antonio Carbajal is an icon of Mexican and world football because he was the first to play in five World Cups, and he was on the pitch for all five," said Antonio Moreno, who was still in contact with the former player and his family.

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47 international caps

Antonio Carbajal, 47 times international for Mexico, played in the 1950 (Brazil), 1954 (Switzerland), 1958 (Sweden), 1962 (Chile) and 1966 (England) World Cups. Subsequently, his record was equalled by Germany's Lothar Matthäus, Italy's Gianluigi Buffon, Argentina's Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow Mexicans Rafael Márquez, Guillermo Ochoa and Andrés Guardado.