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AIK goalkeeper found dead in Stockholm flat

The 32-year-old goalkeeper of Stockholm's AIK football club, Ivan Turina, was found dead in his flat on Thursday morning.

AIK goalkeeper found dead in Stockholm flat

Turina, a Croatian national who came to play in Sweden in 2010, was found dead in his apartment in Solna, northern Stockholm.

“I can confirm that Ivan Turina is dead but there are no suspicions of crime,” Patrik Nuss of the Västerort police told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Björn Wesström, the team’s acting sports director, confirmed that the death was related to a heart failure.

“Ivan’s heart stopped during the night. Unfortunately, the doctors couldn’t get it going again. It’s just so terrrible,” he told the Expressen newspaper.

“We’ll talk to the players this morning,” he added.

IN PICTURES: Images from Turina’s Stockholm career

AIK’s chairman Johan Segui was too shocked for words on Thursday morning when he visited the goalkeeper’s Solna home to lend support to Turina’s family.

“I’m too taken aback to say anything about this just now,” he told the paper.

Turina began his career in Croatia, playing for Dynamo Zagreb. He also played in Poland for Lech Poznan. The 197-centimetre goalkeeper had signed a 3.5-year contract with the Stockholm club.

Turina is survived by his girlfriend and their two twins.

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Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
   
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
   
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
   
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
   
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
   
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.
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