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Expected something better from Australian government003:52, 17 October 2017

Expected something better from Australian government

I have no idea why federal government thinks this act would cause any positive change. Kim Jong-un, or any of the employees working on the nuclear programme/missile programme would not lose sleep if the team does not play. At the same time, by doing this, they are demotivating players -- who are no older than me. FFA should have condemned this ban. Asian Football Confederation and FIFA should deduct points from Australia, and it should result in an automatic 3–0 loss for refusing to play. Saying they will play outside Australia doesn't do any good. What if other countries also start doing the same? What is the government trying to prove by this measure? I don't remember if India ever barred Australians from entering the country when violence against Indians were rising in Australia. The government should think before doing anything -- in this case, thinking if banning U-19 football team would change the course of North Korea's programmes. And even if it did, this is not the way to do it. At least the players should have condemned this ban.

acagastya PING ME!03:52, 17 October 2017