The image of Ahmed and Hakeem in jail cells while the National Teams of the UAE and Bahrain open the Asian Cup 2019 and as Thailand begin their campaign on Monday, is a poignant one. They will have no crowds, no ninety minutes but a lifetime, no gilded thrones on which to sit or trophies to raise, no cameras to smile at the world.
Their Asian Cup is a battle for their most basic freedom and human rights
https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/the-asi ... ights-2019
Craig can be a bit indulgent when presented with the opportunity to "analyse" the game but hats off for trying to shine a light on the politics of football...
to those watching...enjoy!
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