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Bahrain refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi set to become Australian citizen, claim reports
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Bahrain refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi set to become Australian citizen, claim reports

Hakeem al-Araibi said he will formally become an Australian at a ceremony in Melbourne on Tuesday, after completing a citizenship test.

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 154 of Spodcast where we discuss Claudio Ranieri's sacking, India-Australia ODI venue shift and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 154 of Spodcast where we discuss Claudio Ranieri's sacking, India-Australia ODI venue shift and more

Welcome to Spodcast, where we cover the big sports headlines of the day. Today, we discuss Italian manager Claudio Ranieri's sacking from the Fulham job, a potential shift in ODI venues in the India-Australia series and more.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 154: Fulham sack Claudio Ranieri, India-Australia ODI venues set to be shifted and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 154: Fulham sack Claudio Ranieri, India-Australia ODI venues set to be shifted and more

Welcome to Spodcast, where we cover the big sports headlines of the day. Today, we discuss Italian manager Claudio Ranieri's sacking from the Fulham job, a potential shift in ODI venues in the India-Australia series and more.

Formula One: Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi urges fans to boycott Bahrain Grand Prix to protest human rights violations
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Formula One: Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi urges fans to boycott Bahrain Grand Prix to protest human rights violations

Rights groups have also claimed that athletes including footballers like al-Araibi were tortured and abused during a crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Bahrain

Hakeem al-Araibi trains with second-tier club Pascoe Vale in Australia, says he wants to play in A-League
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Hakeem al-Araibi trains with second-tier club Pascoe Vale in Australia, says he wants to play in A-League

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi has resumed training in Australia and revealed a dream to play in the domestic A-League, but admits he is out of shape after two months in a Thai jail.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino expresses joy over release of Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi from detention in Thailand
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino expresses joy over release of Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi from detention in Thailand

His detention sparked a worldwide outcry with international organisations including Infantino's FIFA campaigning for his release but the Asian Football Federation has been blamed for its silence

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 141: MSK Prasad comments on India's World Cup squad selection, Paul Scholes becomes manager and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 141: MSK Prasad comments on India's World Cup squad selection, Paul Scholes becomes manager and more

Welcome to Spodcast, where we cover the big sports headlines of the day. Today, we discuss chief selector MSK Prasad's comments on India's World Cup squad, Paul Scholes' entry into management and more

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 141 of Spodcast where we discuss MSK Prasad's comments on India's World Cup team selection, Paul Scholes' entry into management and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 141 of Spodcast where we discuss MSK Prasad's comments on India's World Cup team selection, Paul Scholes' entry into management and more

Welcome to Spodcast, where we cover the big sports headlines of the day. Today, we discuss chief selector MSK Prasad's comments on India's World Cup squad, Paul Scholes' entry into management and more

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi makes triumphant return to Australia after Bahrain drops extradition proceedings
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Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi makes triumphant return to Australia after Bahrain drops extradition proceedings

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a two month ordeal that saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native Bahrain.

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi leaves Thailand for Australia after court drops extradition proceedings against him
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Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi leaves Thailand for Australia after court drops extradition proceedings against him

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will not be sent back to Bahrain after Thailand dropped extradition proceedings against him at the Gulf State's request, a prosecutor said on Monday.

Thailand attorney general opposes bail for Bahrain refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi citing flight risks
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Thailand attorney general opposes bail for Bahrain refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi citing flight risks

Hakeem al-Araibi was granted refugee status in Australia after fleeing charges in Bahrain connected to Arab Spring protests but was stopped in Thailand in November attempting to go on his honeymoon.

Thailand defends decision to arrest refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, blames Interpol 'red notice' sent by Australia
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Thailand defends decision to arrest refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, blames Interpol 'red notice' sent by Australia

Thailand defended on Wednesday its arrest of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia, saying officials only detained him because Australian authorities sent an Interpol “red notice” after he boarded a plane to Bangkok.

Australian PM Scott Morrison ramps up pressure on Bangkok to release refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi
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Australian PM Scott Morrison ramps up pressure on Bangkok to release refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ramped up pressure on Bangkok to release a refugee footballer held on a Bahrain extradition request, as sporting authorities cancelled two events in Thailand over his detention.

Detained footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi refuses voluntary extradition to Bahrain; pleads for Thailand to defend him
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Detained footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi refuses voluntary extradition to Bahrain; pleads for Thailand to defend him

Hakeem Al-Araibi, a soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court Monday that 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

'Please don't send me to Bahrain': Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi pleads as Thai court extends detention by two months
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'Please don't send me to Bahrain': Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi pleads as Thai court extends detention by two months

Hakeem al-Araibi arrived in court in chains and pleaded with reporters and football officials to help secure his freedom.

AFC Asian Cup 2019: From Almoez Ali's spectacular crowning moment to flying footwear, key moments from tournament
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AFC Asian Cup 2019: From Almoez Ali's spectacular crowning moment to flying footwear, key moments from tournament

Defining moments from the Asian Cup, which ended with Qatar's 3-1 victory over Japan late on Friday: