Ukraine switch USA friendly to Cyprus
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Ukraine have switched their forthcoming friendly with the United States from Kharkiv to the Cypriot capital Nicosia due to political tension in Ukraine, the Football Federation of Ukraine announced on Tuesday.

"We decided to go towards the US football federation request to play the match between our teams outside Ukraine for safety reasons," a FFU statement said. "We have chosen to play the match at Cyprus."

The match will take place on 5 March with the venue and kick-off time to be decided later.

Last week's UEFA Europa League match between Dynamo Kiev and the Spanish side Valencia was also played in Nicosia for safety reasons. Dynamo lost 2-0.