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Team Paraguay Refuses to Play Football Match in Ukraine, Citing Instability

Paraguay's national football team.

Paraguay's national football team has pulled out of a scheduled friendly match in Ukraine over concerns about the country's stability, Ukrainian sports news site reported on Tuesday.

The country's "complicated situation" was to blame for the decision, the report said, citing an unidentified source.

The match had been scheduled to take place on Sept. 3 at Kiev's Olimpiisky stadium.

The Paraguayan Football Association has requested that the game be relocated to a more neutral location, reported Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Football Federation of Ukraine announced that the match will go ahead in spite of the development, with Moldova's team playing in Team Paraguay's place, reported.

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