Following the current crisis between Ukraine and Russia, Shakhtar Donetsk has evacuated Brazilian players to Romania for safety. Shakhtar’s squad contains 12 Brazilian players, including forwarding Fernando. The club has evacuated its Brazilian players to Romania following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Shakhtar Donetsk Evacuate Brazilian Footballers in Ukraine
The Ukrainian Premier League club side worked with Uefa to move 12 players away from the conflict, which continues to escalate across the country.
Shakhtar said Dynamo Kyiv and SK Dnipro-1 have also managed to move foreign players from Ukraine as well. The club said: “We want to thank you for the assistance of everyone who took part in this process.” “The evacuation of the players was made possible thanks to the personal assistance of Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin, the Ukrainian Football Association President Andrii Pavelko, and the Moldovan Football Federation President Leonid Oleinichenko.”
Sometimes last, Brazilian footballers appeal for help following the Russian invasion. Shakhtar leads the Ukraine Premier League but has not played a fixture since 11 December as a result of a winter break and the subsequent suspension of football because of the Russian invasion. Recently, Fifa and Uefa suspended Russia’s national and club teams from all competitions until further notice all to help salvage the situation on the ground.