Ukraine starlets get huge opportunity

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A number of young refuge-seeking Ukraine footballers are reportedly set to earn a huge opportunity to train with some of the best teams. 

Since Russia started their military invasion, more than 1.3 million citizens have mostly fled into neigbouring countries such as Poland and Romania.   

Many of the families were forced to leave everything behind including their most prized possessions and the Premier League has reportedly stepped up its plans to help the fleeing refugee children who want to be professional footballers

All of the teams in England’s top flight have made symbolic gestures in support of the Eastern European nation with some teams even wearing the Ukraine flag on their jerseys or back.    

However, Andriy Shevchenko has now revealed that he is working closely with the EPL to ensure that the young players can continue playing the game.  

"In the UK, all football clubs have responded to the situation in Ukraine," the 45-year-old told Ukrainian TV channel 1+1. 

"They are ready to accept Ukrainian children to train in the academies of Premier League clubs. 

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"Now a series of negotiations will be held to formalise the documents.

"We need to get permission.

"We'll try to get this done very quickly. I'm in touch with the football federation. Sports camps will open. 

"Everything must be done so that children who leave the cities of Ukraine can train either on the territory of western Ukraine, or it will already be on the territory of other countries."

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