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Fenerbahçe football team announce 2 COVID-19 cases

One player and a technical staff member at Fenerbahçe tested positive for COVID-19, the Super Lig club announced on Aug. 13. 

The Turkish club said treatment began for those infected.

The team did not disclose the identities of the infected but said they have been isolated at home.

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Hristo Stoichkov: Reflecting on the Career of Bulgaria's Greatest Ever Footballer

In terms of accolades, they don't come much greater than being named in Pele's FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. As well as being commended by the Brazilian icon, Hristo Stoichkov is also generally considered to be his country's greatest footballer of all-time, after becoming the first Bulgarian to win the Ballon d'Or in 1994.

Turkish World Cup hero Reçber hospitalised with coronavirus

Former Turkish national team and ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Rüştü Reçber is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his wife said.

Reçber 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.    

Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay in false passport case

Soccer star Ronaldinho was arrested on March 6 night in a hotel in Paraguay's capital after authorities said he entered the country with falsified documents.

The 39-year-old Brazilian and his brother, Roberto Assis, were taken to a police station in Asunción shortly before 10 p.m. local time, Paraguay's prosecutors office said in a statement.

First-half Kroos goal earns Real Madrid 1-0 win over Galatasaray

Real Madrid defeated Turkish giants Galatasaray 1-0 in Group A match at Türk Telekom Stadium in UEFA Champions League on Oct. 23.
Belgian star Hazard shone and it was a clever cut-back from him that provided Kroos with a shot on goal, and his snap-shot was deflected past goalkeeper Fernando Muslera in the 18th minute.

Fire in Liberian School Killed 26 Children

A major fire at a Muslim spiritual school near the capital of Liberia has killed 28 people - 26 children and two teachers, the Liberia president's office reported, quoted by BTA.

According to Presidential Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh, the children killed were between 10 and 20 years of age, and there were only two adults - teachers of the children - among those killed.

French Football Legend and Former UEFA President Michel Platini Was Arrested

French football legend and former UEFA president Michel Platini was arrested this morning.

The reason for the arrest is the investigation into corruption in Qatar at the World Cup in 2022.

He is said to have been taken to the premises of the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF).

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