FC Copenhagen player’s family member killed in Ukraine

Danish club revealed this evening that David Khocholava’s father-in-law was killed while defending his homeland

It was a sad evening for Danish football following the news that FC Copenhagen defender David Khocholava’s father-in-law has been killed in the war in Ukraine.

The Danish club revealed in a press release that the 29-year-old Georgian’s wife’s father died while defending his homeland.

“All our focus and energy will be on supporting David and his family with everything possible during a very difficult time and we send our thoughts and love to them,” wrote FC Copenhagen.

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Deep links to Ukraine
The club revealed that Khocholava had been given time off to be there for his family.

Khocholava has 33 caps for Georgia, but has a Ukrainian wife after spending several years playing in Ukraine for Shakhtar Donetsk.

A defensive rock for the Lions this season, Khocholava has been visibly impacted by the war and has sat out the previous two games.





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