Donetsk coach left Ukraine

After days of waiting in a hotel in Kyiv, the Italian football coach Roberto de Zerbi has left Ukraine according to the media.

The coach of the first division’s Schachtjor Donetsk and his coaching team were driven by train to Hungary and then moved to Rome, as the “L’Equipe” reported.

The intervention of UEFA President Alexander Cefer in cooperation with the Italian Association President Gabriele Gravina had been crucial in order to enable the entire nine to exit. The TV channel “Sky Italia” had reported that De Zerbi had risen into a train towards the border.

“The last who leaves Kyiv”

De Zerbi had finally held with the team in a hotel in Kyiv. The 42-year-old reported that they had been awakened at night from the bomb noise.

Ukrainian officials and foreign media flee from shelling in Donetsk
Embassies and authorities had tried to bring the foreign coaches and players out of the country. A group in Ukraine’s active Brazilian player and caregiver with families were broken on Saturday on the train from Kyiv towards Romania.

De Zerbi waited in the Ukrainian capital until all his players also had opportunities for departure, wrote the “Sky” reporter Gianluca di Marzio. “The last who leaves Kyiv,” De Zerbi had written on Instagram.