RB Salzburg striker Munas Dabbur stopped from going on a club trip
If this is what it’s like in the UAE, what will happen for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?
One of the stories of the week in Austria centres on RB Salzburg, and their striker Munas Dabbur.
The 24-year-old is an Arab-Israeli footballer, who represents Israel on the international scene.
Dabbur is the centre of conversation after he was left behind for a club trip to the UAE.
That’s not because Salzburg didn’t want him with them, rather the UAE never gave the footballer a visa to enter the country.
What’s the problem?
It’s been widely reported in Austria that Dabbur was refused entry to the UAE because he is Israeli.
The fact that he’s a Muslim didn’t help him one iota.
According to Tages Anzeiger, the UAE authorities simply refused to deal with Dabbur’s visa application.
Salzburg are second in the Austrian top flight, two points behind league leader Altach.