TURIN, 26 APR – Ivan Luca Vavassori, the former footballer who fights alongside the Ukrainian army, “is alive. He is in the hospital ”, where he was hospitalized with a high fever. This was stated on Tg1 by his father, the entrepreneur Pietro Vavassori, confirming what was anticipated last night on his social profile. Vavassori, born in Russia, was adopted by Pietro Vavassori, owner of Italsempione, a company in the logistics branch, and Alessandra Sgarella, kidnapped by the ‘ndrangheta in 1997 and died in 2011 of an illness. He played football in Serie C for Legnano, Pro Patria and Bra, also having an experience in Bolivia, in the Real Santa Cruz team. Throughout yesterday it was feared that the young man had been involved in an attack on Mariupol. In the evening the social update and the sigh of relief: “Ivan’s team is still alive”, news confirmed this morning by his father. (HANDLE).