Premier division football club Vitesse is currently training for the second half of the season in the United Arab Emirates without defender Dan Mori, who was banned from entering the country because he has an Israeli passport.

Spokeswoman for the Arnhem club Esther Bal told Radio 1 the club had been given a guarantee Mori could join the team, but the day before they were due to go to Abu Dhabi, that guarantee was withdrawn.

Asked why the club did not make a statement and cancel the trip, Bal said this was not an option because it would disturb the club's preparations for the second half of the season.

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