New Delhi (Sputnik) — While the ethos of sport proved to be alien to the US authorities, their Canadian counterparts were more than happy to assist the Tibetan sportswomen.
"Tibet Women's Soccer is ready to make a historic announcement. Our team will travel to Canada this summer to compete in the Vancouver International Soccer Festival. We have received visas and are ready to go," Cassie Childers, Executive Director and Coach of the Tibet Women’s Soccer, said on her Facebook page.
She also appealed to the fans to support the team.
The US government's stand on Tibet has not changed under the Donald Trump administration. The US recognizes Tibet as a part of China. Therefore, issuing visas to Tibetan soccer players living in exile in India is against policy.