The English football master Manchester City integrates a Ukrainian refugee in the current training and game operation.

The U21 international Andriy Kravchuk fled to the United Kingdom should be used until the end of the season in the U23. As the news agency “AFP” reported on Friday, he had previously dissolved his contract with his Russian Club Torpedo Moscow.

Because of the Russian crime war, the World Association of FIFA had allowed foreign players in Russia and Ukraine to temporarily suspend their contracts to change to another country. However, the Premier League forbids uses such players in the first teams of the clubs.

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“I am very grateful to Manchester City for you to give me the chance to train here,” Kravchuk said (23): “The last few weeks and months were very difficult and it means a lot to stand back in the square. ” Citys Ukrainian national Oleksandr Zinchenko, a kravchuk’s youth friend, had led the agreement to the way.

When the war broke out on February 24, Kravchuk was his club in a training camp in Turkey. The decision to leave the club was alternative for him. “In the club I had nice people around me, but I played in a country that is invaded my home country,” he said, “The people in Ukraine would not understand me if I would play there.”