, goalkeeper of the Portuguese handball team, died on Friday at the age of 32, a victim of the cardiorespiratory arrest suffered last Monday, when he was training with his club, Porto.
The goalkeeper, of Cuban origin, was one of Portugal's figures during the recent World Cup in Egypt, where he shone with his performances against Norway or France.
Since his mishap, Quintana had been treated in the intensive care unit of the São João Hospital, with a "very reserved" prognosis.
The doctors could finally do nothing to save the life of an athlete of 201 centimeters and 102 kilos, at the height of his career.
"I don't even have words that can explain what I feel. It only occurs to me that greatness, but also vulnerability as humans, has no limits. We share many moments together and it is hard for me to imagine that he will no longer be with us to continue leaving a mark on this new path. He will be missed as an athlete, but above all as a person, for always spreading joy, enthusiasm and life, "commented the coach,
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