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Ghost of football past stalks abandoned Ukraine arena

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 05:50

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The Donbass Arena is wasting away after it was seized by insurgents waging a bloody three-year conflict against Kiev. In its halcyon days, the arena in eastern Ukraine was a gleaming temple to football.

Donetsk, Ukraine

IN its halcyon days, the Donbass Arena in eastern Ukraine was a gleaming temple to football, welcoming some of the sport's biggest names through its portals.

But while star players are now lining up in the Confederations Cup tournament across the border in Russia,

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