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Exarquero Fillol, champion in Argentina-1978, hospitalized for covid

Exarquero Fillol, champion in Argentina-1978, hospitalized for covid

The former Argentine goalkeeper Ubaldo Fillol, 71 years old and world champion in Argentina-1978, reported that he was admitted as a precaution in a Buenos Aires health center on Monday, a week after contracting covid.

«For those who ask about my state of health, I can tell you that this afternoon [del lunes] I am admitted to a capital clinic to be a little more controlled. It was not saturating well and as a precaution this decision was made, “the ex-footballer tweeted.

‘El Pato’ Fillol had tested positive for coronavirus a week ago and had said that he would remain at his home in San Miguel del Monte (100 km south of the capital) until he was discharged, but due to complications he was hospitalized at the Finocchietto sanatorium from Buenos Aires.

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«Thank you all for your concern and good vibes. Take good care of yourselves, “he added.

Considered one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Argentine football, he joined the national team in 1974 and was the goalkeeper of the team led by César Luis Menotti that won the World Cup in 1978. He wore the Albiceleste jersey until qualifying for Mexico-1986 , although he was not finally summoned to that World Cup event.

In Argentine soccer, it was an emblem of River Plate in the 1970s, with seven titles: the Metropolitan of 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980 and the National tournaments of 1975, 1979 and 1981.

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After a brief stint at Argentinos Juniors, he played for Flamengo in Brazil between 1983 and 1985, the year he went to Atlético de Madrid. Two years later he returned to Racing Club, where he had already played in 1972. In 1990, at the age of 40, he retired to tackle for Vélez Sarsfield. AFP (HN)

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