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Soccer player Rubins, capped 117 times by Latvia, dies at 43

Soccer player Rubins, capped 117 times by Latvia, dies at 43


Soccer player Rubins, capped 117 times by Latvia, dies at 43
FILE – Latvia’s Andrejs Rubins, remaining, and Russia’s Andrey Kiryaka problem for the ball all through a World Cup 2006 qualifying match among Latvia and Russia in Riga, Latvia, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005. Latvian soccer player Andrejs Rubins, who performed 117 occasions for the national workforce, has died at the age of 43, the country’s soccer federation explained Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022.ROMAN KOKSAROV/AP

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvian soccer player Andrejs Rubins, who played 117 moments for the nationwide workforce, has died at the age of 43, the country’s soccer federation explained Wednesday.

Rubins wore the No. 10 shirt when Latvia competent for its only major tournament, the 2004 European Championship in Portugal, and begun all 3 games, including a – attract with Germany.

The soccer federation did not give aspects about his dying.

Rubins played for clubs in England, Sweden, Russia and Azerbaijan, including three yrs at Crystal Palace among 2000-03. He retired in 2012.


“The thoughts of everyone related with Crystal Palace are with Andrejs’ loved kinds at this certainly unhappy time,” the Premier League club claimed in a assertion.

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