Four of the refugees are from the same family. When the war started, Inna Kozub fled down the subway in Kharkiv with her daughter, and then on to Germany and Munich. There is also sister Olena and her daughter Anastasia, and all will play the World Cup in bandy with Ukraine's first ever women's national team.

"Bandy is not that big in Ukraine, but we get the chance to show that Ukraine has a team," says Inna Kozub's 15-year-old daughter Mariia.

Mothers Inna and Olena played several B-World Ice Hockey Championships for Ukraine in the 90s, and have become Ukrainian champions three times with Kharkiv. Now they play with the Geretsried River Rats in the second highest series in Germany. But bandy they have only played a few times at home in Ukraine.

"It seems a bit complicated, but if we get used to it, it will probably be OK," says Mariia Kozub.

Can you win a match?

"Sure, we're going to fight to the end," Vansovich says with a big laugh.

Need to study German

But the bandy World Cup will only be a temporary bright spot in a sea of hopelessness. The adult World Cup players live on a compensation equivalent to social assistance. But anyone who wants to buy or rent an apartment in Munich needs more money than that. It requires a job, and then German is an advantage. And at the same time, it is about Kharkiv and Ukraine that they dream.

"I saw a video from our neighborhood, and everything is black after rockets. When I come back, it's probably different from before," says 15-year-old Anastasia Vansovich.

What if the war continues: can you stay in this place in a year's time?

"It's very hard to say, I try not to think about it," Kozub told SVT Sport.