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Ex-Barca goalkeeper tests positive for COVID-19

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:56 PM, 29 March 2020  

Former Turkish football legend and Ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber

Former Turkish football legend and Ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber

Former Turkish football legend and Ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber tested positive for the coronavirus, wife, Isil, said on Instagram that her husband caught the COVID-19 and the family is in shock that his symptoms progressed rapidly. He played for Turkey in 2002 FIFA World Cup, Turkey finished as third. 

"I, my daughter and my son tested negative. Only my spouse tested positive," Isil said, adding that he is in isolation at a hospital.

Recber, 46, is an icon who played for Fenerbahce and the Turkish national team. The five-time Turkish Super Lig winner played for Antalyaspor, Fenerbahce and Besiktas while in Turkey.

He left Fenerbahce to join Barcelona in 2003 but returned to the Istanbul club in 2004. Rustu had 124 international appearances for Turkey and helped his team to a third-place finish at the 2002 FIFA World Cup co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. He retired in 2012.

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