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Argentina denies visas to Pakistan players attending a world championship

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 - 08:25 UTC
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Pakistan Green-shirts were scheduled to make their debut in the 12th World Futsal Championship which began on Sunday at Misiones province Pakistan Green-shirts were scheduled to make their debut in the 12th World Futsal Championship which began on Sunday at Misiones province

Pakistan futsal team on Sunday returned Lahore after being deported from Dubai after having stayed there for 24 hours en route to Argentina where the Green-shirts were scheduled to make their debut in the 12th World Futsal Championship which began on Sunday at Misiones.

“Yes we are at the airport in Lahore to receive our team. The team has been deported. The issue occurred due to a mistake from embassy of Argentina as it had not uploaded the details of visas of our side on the system,” Pakistan Futsal Federation’s secretary Malik Adnan said on Sunday.

“The ambassador of Argentina has accepted the mistake and he has been called by the foreign office tomorrow. But it will not help us as we missed the World Cup. Tomorrow we had to face Brazil in our opener,” Malik said.

He said that three players and one official who had reached Argentina via Doha had also been called back.“Our dream shattered as we were looking forward to this event for the last four years.

We qualified for the World Cup after India refused to play the qualifier against us.

Initially last year we had planned the qualifier in Islamabad and then it was shifted to Dubai but still India refused to field its team and so we were given World Cup ticket,” Adnan said.The event, which will last till April 7, is being contested among 16 teams from Oceania (1), America (6) Europe (6), Asia (2) and Africa (1).


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  • Enrique Massot

    This is another feat of Security Minister Patricia Bullrich, one of those in charge of deflecting the public attention to security topics away from the economy.

    Looking to blame foreigners for the ills of the Argentine society, Bullrich has unleashed an offensive against people such as the Pakistani futsal team, a Lebanese family and others.

    Off course, the strategy will fall flat and the economy will be THE topic in the next election campaign.

    Apr 03rd, 2019 - 05:22 pm 0
  • imoyaro

    Kamerad/Komrade Rique, AKA “Short Eyes” once again tries to blame the government for refusing a team from a country long known for supporting terrorism in other countries. Just remember Kamerad/Komrade Rique, AKA “Short Eyes,” is a supporter of Castroism, along with the Antisemitism associated with that ideology... ;)

    Apr 04th, 2019 - 07:40 am 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Oh my incredibly inventive imoyaro:

    I know you don't have much to say now because of all the stupidities you were parroting about CFK, three years later, not one has ever been proven.

    You surely remember that, even before the Macri government took office in Dec. 2015, and you were full of yourself celebrating CFK's election defeat, I was stating here that the Cambiemos government was coming to beat the most vulnerable to the ground and make good business operations for himself, family members and other associates.

    And so, after welcoming a “business-friendly” government in the belief that your hated Peronism and CFK “populism,” was going to disappear from Earth, nothing of the sort has come to fruition, and you have nothing -- and I mean, nothing -- to say about the disastrous effects of your “business-friendly” hero on the Argentine economy.

    As a result, you need to resort to insult and calumny (I consider any community, religion or ethnic background on Earth must be respected) to make up for your lack of serious argument.

    I am sorry to say, but you seem to be losing it. However, it's not too late to change course. Just acknowledge your mistakes and join the community of objective observers of reality. I can guarantee you that the past will be forgotten and that you will do well within the world of civilized discussion.

    Apr 07th, 2019 - 10:39 pm 0
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