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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 1969 file photo, Chelsea's Eddie McCreadie, second right, kicks clear from scrimmage in front West Bromwich's Jeff Astle, left, during the English League Division one soccer match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London. The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia, released on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Concerns have grown in Britain about the impact of head injuries after campaigning by the family of former England striker Jeff Astle, whose death at age 59 in 2002 was attributed to repeatedly heading heavy, leather balls. (AP Photo/Robert Rider, file)

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PSG's Adrien Rabiot, centre, battles for the ball with Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the Champion's League round of 16, first leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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PSG's Angel Di Maria, right, celebrates with teammate Marco Verratti after scoring the first goal of the game during the Champion's League round of 16, first leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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PSG's Edinson Cavani, right, celebrates with teammate Adrien Rabiot after the Champion's League round of 16, first leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. PSG won the match 4-0. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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PSG head coach Unai Emery directs his players during the Champions League first leg knockout round match Paris Saint Germain against Barcelona, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, a new sign sits on display for the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. U.S. President Donald Trump's two sons in charge of his business empire will attend a closed-door event to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

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FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, workers re-install a gold letter sign for the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. U.S. President Donald Trump's two sons in charge of his business empire will attend a closed-door event to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE : Greece Team Called Hope In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, Hozaifa Hajdepo from Syria, second left, soccer player of Hope waits at a canteen at a refugee camp in the western Athens' suburb of Skaramagas. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. Most players of Hope Refugee Football Club live in a large trailer park at Skaramagas, an industrial zone west of Athens, where freight containers are turned into shoebox-shaped homes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE Greece Team Called Hope In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, players of Hope Refugee Football Club practice during a training in Athens. The team is called "Hope" and is made up of players who fled warzones like Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY : GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE: Greece Team Called Hope In this Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, players of Hope Refugee Football Club play with the ball during a training in Athens. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. The team is called "Hope" and is made up of players who fled warzones like Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, Ahmad Fahim Ahmadi from Afghanistan listens music inside his container house in the western Athens' suburb of Skaramagas. Most players of Hope Refugee Football Club live in a large trailer park at Skaramagas, an industrial zone west of Athens, where freight containers are turned into shoebox-shaped homes.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, Mohammad Omar from Syria plays with his teammates at the refugee camp in the western Athens' suburb of Skaramagas. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. Most players of Hope Refugee Football Club live in a large trailer park at Skaramagas, an industrial zone west of Athens, where freight containers are turned into shoebox-shaped homes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY : GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE : In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, Antreas Sampanis, left, coach of Hope Refugee Football Club speaks to his players during a training in Athens. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. The team is called "Hope" and is made up of players who fled warzones like Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, Mohammad Omar from Syria waits before a soccer match for his teammates at the refugee camp in the western Athens' suburb of Skaramagas. Most players of Hope Refugee Football Club live in a large trailer park at Skaramagas, an industrial zone west of Athens, where freight containers are turned into shoebox-shaped homes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, players of Hope Refugee Football Club pray before a soccer match in western Athens. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. On weekends they play in an amateur league against teams made up of professional groups like lawyers, telecom workers, and accountants. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, a boy plays with a plastic crate as members of the Hope leave the refugee camp in the western Athens' suburb of Skaramagas. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. Most players of Hope Refugee Football Club live in a large trailer park at Skaramagas, an industrial zone west of Athens, where freight containers are turned into shoebox-shaped homes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, a player of Hope Refugee Football Club controls the ball before a soccer match in western Athens. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. On Sundays they play in an amateur league against teams made up of professional groups like lawyers, telecom workers, and accountants. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, Hope Refugee Football Club, left, and 3D Team of Hellenic American University Football Club posing for photo before a soccer match in western Athens. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. On Sundays they play in an amateur league against teams made up of professional groups like lawyers, telecom workers, and accountants. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, Ahmad Fahim Ahmadi from Afghanistan of Hope Refugee Football Club, center, and a player of 3D Team of Hellenic American University Football Club fight for the ball during a soccer match in western Athens. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. On weekends they play in an amateur league against teams made up of professional groups like lawyers, telecom workers, and accountants.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, Syrian Hozaifa Hajdepo of Hope Refugee Football Club kicks a corner during a soccer match in western Athens. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. On weekends they play in an amateur league against teams made up of professional groups like lawyers, telecom workers, and accountants.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)