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Shakhtar Donetsk striker Maicon killed in car crash

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Maicon has been killed in a car crash.

The 25-year-old Brazilian was involved in a traffic collision in Donetsk on Saturday morning.

A statement from club read: "FC Shakhtar regretfully informs that on February 8, 2014 the life of a footballer Maicon Pereira de Oliveira tragically ended. He died in a car crash in Donetsk.

"He was a talented footballer, an open and friendly guy. Maicon loved life and knew how to make it positive and bright.

"(His) tragic, untimely and absurd death took away a wonderful person from our ranks. Maicon was only 25 years old.

"It is a terrible bereavement for each of us. FC Shakhtar expresses condolences and sympathy to Maicon's family and friends. May he rest in peace."

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