1. FC Cologne trains with refugeed footballers

The Ukrainian first league footballers of the FC Krywbas have visited the training of the 1st FC Cologne after a falling flight before the war in their homeland on Thursday. The foundation of the Bundesliga club and other auxiliary organizations had previously helped the team to get into secure Rhineland.

The women were traveling to the airport on February 24th to travel to Turkey for their training camp. Due to near bombs, this was no longer possible. “There was no safe place, so we were first driven to a large protective cellar,” said Captain Anna Ivanova.

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The team decided to escape from the southern City of Krywyj Rih, in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, an employee of the FC Foundation finally accompanied the bus transfer from the Polish-Ukrainian borderland to Cologne. “It was very important to be in the square again,” said Ivanowa: “The location in Ukraine is very bad when we were there, our thoughts were not at football, but elsewhere. We are very grateful for this possibility. “

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The 1st FC Cologne has invited the entire team, which lives in a vacant hotel, and further refugee Ukrainians and Ukrainians to the home game against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday invited.