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Football: FC Copenhagen ask Uefa to move game qualifier in Ukraine

Published on Jul 22, 2014 6:44 PM

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Danish club FC Copenhagen have asked European football's governing body Uefa to move a Champions League qualifier in Ukraine to another venue, citing safety and insurance concerns, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

The Danish side had been drawn against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, with the first leg set to take place in Dnipropetrovsk on July 29, but have demanded the game be moved after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in the rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.

The Ukrainian city is located around 300km from the site in the rebellion-wracked region of Donetsk where the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down, leaving 298 people dead.

"We hope to hear from Uefa at the end of the day but we don't know what they are going to say," FC Copenhagen spokesman Christian Wolny said.

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