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Turkey legend Rustu Recber in hospital with coronavirus

Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd and more join in a message to the world to advise on Coronavirus and how best to beat it.
Sid Lowe analyses La Liga's situation after the coronavirus outbreak suspended play indefinitely.

Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber has been taken to hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus and is currently in a "critical period," his wife said late on Saturday.

"We have taken my husband Rustu to hospital with a COVID-19 diagnosis. While everything was normal, we are still in shock by the sudden and rapidly developing symptoms," Isil Recber said on her Instagram account, adding that her and her two children had tested negative.

Rustu, who is Turkey's most-capped player having...

Former Nigeria star John Obi Mikel leaves Trabzonspor over coronavirus fears

Gab Marcotti explains why postponing the Euros was UEFA's only reasonable option, despite a big financial hit.
Gab Marcotti outlines what measures UEFA may propose for how to see out the Champions League knockout rounds.

John Obi Mikel has left Turkish side Trabzonspor days after the former Chelsea midfielder said he did not feel comfortable with top-flight games in the country being played despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The Super Lig team confirmed in a statement that the Nigerian, who joined them last year and had a contract until May 2021, had left by mutual consent.

"There is more to life than football," he wrote on Instagram on Saturday. I do not feel comfortable and don't want to play football in...

Africans Abroad: Kevin-Prince Boateng, Demba Ba in Turkish Super Lig action amid coronavirus blackout

While Europe's five major leagues have all been suspended amidst the ongoing coronavirus, African players were still in action in Turkey -- with Demba Ba and Kevin-Prince Boateng among the stars who took to the field in the Super Lig.

The league proceeded behind closed doors despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with various high-profile African players involved in a fascinating title race, although some are in disagreement as to whether the Turkish Football Federation is right to continue.

Trabzonspor,...

Who was Africa's best player in each of the world's biggest leagues in 2019?

African footballers are ubiquitous in almost all of the world's biggest leagues, with the continent's players still one of the greatest contributions to global sport.

In 2019, some have been among the top performers in their respective divisions, setting the standard for African players abroad.

Here, ESPN's Ed Dove picks out the outstanding African talent in each of the world's biggest leagues over the last 12 months.

Premier League: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

With Africa's top stars featuring in the...

Could a return to Chelsea restart Victor Moses's Nigeria career?

It has been nearly 18 months since Victor Moses announced his retirement from international football, but now, after a failed spell in Turkey, a rumoured return to England, and parent club Chelsea, could spark his career back to life.

The retirement news came as a shock to football fans, and there were many who believed, and still do, that it was a premature decision to take for the then 27-year-old.

Then still with Chelsea proper, he was at the prime of his international career, and one of the...