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“I’ve left this play with my heart full of joy, knowing that I did all I could” Italian footballer Ivan Luca Vavassori returned home after fighting for Ukraine

“I’ve left this play with my heart full of joy, knowing that I did all I could” Italian footballer Ivan Luca Vavassori returned home after fighting for Ukraine

Former Serie C goalkeeper Ivan Luca Vavassori has returned home after spending several weeks fighting with the Ukrainian army against the Russians.

“It’s time for me to come back. I’ve fought for a sufficient time, but now it’s time to return to my life,” he wrote on his social media.

Recently, Ivan was evacuating people from Mariupol and came under Russian fire. The footballer was wounded, and after that, he decided to return to Italy.

Vavassori was born in Russia, but as a child adopted by an Italian family.

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