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What They're Saying
June 11th, 2008 6:30AM



"I never thought I would be at the Euro. My first concerns were my health and return to playing soccer. Playing at the Euro is just a bonus."

-- Croatian Ivan Klasnic, who is set to become the first player to see action in a European Championship after a kidney transplant. The striker, who hopes to play in Croatia's game against Germany on Thursday, suffered kidney failure in January 2007 and received a new kidney, which his body rejected. A second transplant, donated by his mother, proved successful and he saw action for Werder Bremen nine months later. (AP)

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