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Lebanon prevents Iraqi national team player Ayman Hussein from entering its territory

Lebanon prevents Iraqi national team player Ayman Hussein from entering its territory

The Iraqi Federation said in a statement on Saturday that the Lebanese federation had apologized for not issuing entry visas to Lebanon, following the guidance of security officials, after verifying that veteran Ayman Hussein had an Israeli visa stamp. Entering the country. ” Palestinian Territories Before “.

Hussein, a Qatari club’s Umm Salal striker, went to the occupied territories with his former club al-Qa’eda al-Jawiyah and obtained a temporary stamp from Israeli authorities.

Usually this seal is on the outside of the passport and can be erased later, but Hussein “did not destroy the entry sticker and did not inform the Lebanese party,” a statement said. Federation of Iraq.

Jihad al-Shaf, secretary general of the Lebanese Football Association, told AFP that the federation had written a letter to Lebanese officials regarding the visa of Iraqi player Ayman Hussein and was working to obtain it. Laws of the Republic of Lebanon prohibit Issuance of visa For any visitor who has previously entered the Palestinian territories with an Israeli visa and visited its lands.

Kait Muhanna, managing director of the Iraqi national team, told AFP: AFC Today, we intervened with the Lebanese authorities and asked that the player be allowed to enter and that he be allowed to visit his Lebanese counterpart on the first of next February on an entry visa related to the team delegation’s visit to Beirut.

Hussein “will travel to the capital, Tehran, with representatives of the Iranian team to play in the tournament, in the hope that we will resolve the issue of the management of his passport,” Muhanna added.

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As part of the first group stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, the Iraqi national team will meet its Iranian team on January 27 in Tehran.