Eritrea national football team players line up for a team photo just before the start of the FIFA World cup qualifying match at Francistown's Stadium on October 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MONIRUL BHUIYAN
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Ten Eritrean footballers who sought political asylum in Botswana after playing in a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup can stay until a hearing on their case in December, a judge ruled Saturday.The players refused to return home and then claimed political asylum after playing for the national team -- known as the Red Sea Camels -- in a game they lost 3-1 to Botswana in Francistown on October 13 .In 2012, 18 Eritrean players claimed asylum in Uganda after a match there.
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