Dutch club Vitesse's Israeli defender refused entry to UAE for training camp

An Israeli international with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem has been refused permission to attend a training camp in the United Arab Emirates, the club said on Monday.


The first team squad arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday but defender Dan Mori stayed behind to train with the reserves. Dutch politicians said the club's decision to go ahead with the visit was "cowardly", according to media reports.


"We are playing against clubs who are banking on us coming and we want to prepare ourselves properly for the second half of the season," Vitesse spokesman Esther Bal told Dutch Radio One on Monday. (Reuters)