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Australia's ex-captain says FIFA must help Bahraini footballer held in Thailand


  • World
  • Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Australian soccer captain Craig Foster called on Wednesday on the sport's governing body, FIFA, to do more to press for the release of a Bahraini refugee player detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country.

Thai authorities arrested Hakeem AlAraibi, who has refugee status in Australia, on arrival at Bangkok airport in November last year, on the basis of an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain's request.

   

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