Soccer

The Latest: Australia urges Thailand to release footballer

Feb 4, 2019

Australia has urged Thailand to exercise its legal discretion by releasing refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

The Latest: Thai court sets April hearing for soccer player

Feb 4, 2019

A soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing

Request made in Thai court to send soccer player to Bahrain

Feb 1, 2019

Thai prosecutors have submitted a request in court for Thailand to extradite to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia

Malaysia crowns Pahang state's Sultan Abdullah as 16th king

Jan 31, 2019

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been crowned as Malaysia's 16th king after previous ruler abdicated

Wife of detained refugee soccer player appeals to Thai PM

Jan 31, 2019

A campaign to stop Thailand from extraditing to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia has gotten personal, with a letter from his wife delivered to the Thai prime minister

Australian PM asks Thailand to free detained soccer player

Jan 30, 2019

Australia's prime minister has urged Thailand to stop the extradition to Bahrain of a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia

Ex-player seeks FIFA help for jailed Bahrain refugee athlete

Jan 25, 2019

A former Australian soccer player campaigning to free a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand wants FIFA, the sport's governing body, to sanction the soccer associations of Thailand and Bahrain if they fail to help

Australia soccer player says detained refugee is losing hope

Jan 22, 2019

A former Australian soccer player has urged the sport's governing bodies to push for the release of a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand while it weighs his extradition

Australia praises Thai move on Saudi, concerned about player

Jan 11, 2019

Australia's foreign minister has praised Thailand for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player who remains in Thai detention

Thailand fires coach Rajevac after Asian Cup loss to India

Jan 7, 2019

The Football Association of Thailand has fired Milovan Rajevac as head coach after the national team's 4-1 opening loss to India at the Asian Cup

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