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Shakhtar midfielder says players' lives at risk

Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa says Shakhtar players' lives at risk in Ukrainian conflict
The Associated Press

Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who are refusing to return to Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk do so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.

Costa and five other South American players refused to leave France last weekend with the rest of the team to return to Donetsk for Shakhtar's first match of the season on Tuesday.

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