Fever does not stop Rutenka

NEWS REPORT: Belarusian star declared fit despite suffering from a temperature of 39 degrees overnight

Photo: EHF

Photo: EHF

Belarus' top star Siarhei Rutenka was not present at the morning training, as well as last night's, as he stayed in the team hotel with a fever.

However, according to the team doctor Allaksandr Kryutun, Rutenka will be taking to the court against Croatia tonight:

"He did not train this morning (Monday) because he has been ill, but he is now feeling better.

"He doesn’t have a fever anymore, although he was very ill yesterday, he will be ready for tonight’s match."

For his club side, FC Barcelona, as well as for the national team, Rutenka, as one of the world's best left backs, is an essential part of the team

The respect that Croatia have for the Belarusian is visible in Croatia's star Domagoj Duvnjak.

"We hope and we also expect to win the first match, (but) we need to stop Rutenka!

written by Mie Oestergaard / ts