Recber hospitalised with coronavirus

30 March, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Recber hospitalised with coronavirus

Former Turkish national team and ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his wife said. Recber took on hero status in Turkey as he kept goal at the 2002 World Cup, anchoring his team to the semi-finals and ultimately third place, their greatest ever performance in the tournament. The powerfully built and poney-tailed goalkeeper was easily recognisable at the World Cup due to the black, anti-reflection product he smeared beneath his eyes like some NFL players. “Rustu is in hospital with a COVID-19 diagnosis,” Isil Recber said on Instagram late Saturday. “We are in a state of shock after the symptoms developed rapidly while everything was normal. These are critical times and it’s very difficult.”


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