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Bahrain

Bahrain

3 on Asian Cup

Stadium
Stād al-Bahrayn al-Watanī (Bahrain National Stadiu

Coach
Miroslav Soukop

President
Shk. Ali Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

The latest news from Bahrain

Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

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.

Al Araibi's shackles - The photo that has travelled the world

The photo of Bahrainian footballer Hakeem al Araibi, his ankles draped in shackles as he arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday, has become a global sensation. His detainment in the Asian country has, above all, brought a common but polemic practice to light.

National Premier

IOC joins calls for Thailand to release refugee footballer

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday joined in the chorus of support for a footballer with refugee status who has been detained in Thailand for nearly two months over his alleged role in Bahrain's Arab Spring protests.

Asian Cup

South Korea given fright by Bahrain

Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min told his South Korea team-mates "we're better than that" after they needed extra time to scrape past Bahrain's part-timers 2-1 in the Asian Cup last 16 on Tuesday.

Asian Cup

South Korea v Bahrain: Bento optimistic of continuing unblemished campaign

Bahrain stand between South Korea and a place in the 2019 Asian Cup quarter-finals, but Paulo Bento is feeling bullish despite pressure.

Asian Cup

'Messi Jay' stunner hands Thailand victory

Blond talisman Chanathip "Messi Jay" Songkrasin fired Thailand to only the second Asian Cup win in their history on Thursday as they beat Bahrain 1-0 to reignite their campaign.

World Cup

Infantino: 'WC can bring peace to Middle East'

FIFA chief Infantino wants to expand the next World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, which could mean that neighbouring countries that are at war with the hosts may need to share duties with Qatar.

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