the selection of Iraq questioned for vandalism and alleged aults
Several players of the Iraqi national under-20 football team are accused of vandalism in a…
Several players of the Iraqi national under-20 football team are accused of vandalism in a hotel, but also of physical and aults on several employees.
The national team of Iraq of less than 20 years, engaged in the FIFA World Cup in Argentina, has been the subject of a police report for alleged “acts of vandalismand ault in his hotel, according to a police report.
A police officer in charge of security with the Iraqi selection took the testimony of a young employee of the hotel restaurant, stating that members of the Iraqi delegation “touched an intimate part of his body“, in the evening of Thursday, is it reported in a bulletin of the police of La Plata (60 km from Buenos Aires) published Friday in several Argentine media. The young woman, according to the report, did not wish to file a complaint or give her identity.
The manager of the reception of the hotel, also heard by the Argentine policeman, for his part testified that members of the Iraqi team who “wandered around the halls of the hotel in their underwear, deliberately activated the fire alarm system“. So many behaviorsnever seen in the hotel“, according to him.
A site security officer, quoted in the report, indicates that members of the delegation also “mistreated a performer“local, and have”disabled a hotel elevator, using it overloaded“.
According to the police report, the head of the Iraqi delegation Mohammed Naser Sharkrown al-Mansoori was formally informed of the facts via an interpreter, and the local head of the Organizing Committee for the Argentine Federation (AFA), host of the World Cup, requested a full investigation. The hotel, contacted by theAFPdeclined to comment.
The Under-20 World Cup, which begins on Saturday, pits 24 selections against each other until June 11. Initially planned in Indonesia, it was relocated last month to Argentina by the International Football Federation (Fifa), which decided to withdraw the organization from Indonesia following the refusal of two provincial governors to host the team. ‘Israel.