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Publish Date: 11:11 - 30 March 2020
Former Turkey and Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber has been taken to hospital after testing positive for COVIID-19, and is currently in critical condition.

Former Turkey, Barcelona goalkeeper in hospital with coronavirusReports say 46-year-old Rustu, who is Turkey’s most capped player, having made 120 international appearances, has been isolated at the hospital, with no permission to be visited.

Rustu’s spouse revealed on her Instagram account that her husband developed the symptoms rapidly and is in a critical condition, adding that she and her two children had all tested negative.

Rustu played a great role in the 2002 World Cup with Turkey’s outfit, as they managed to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.

He also had a 3-year spell at Barcelona from 2003 to 2006, and retired from the sport in 2012, after a 5-year stint with Beshiktash.

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