"I wish I wasn't in this situation. I'd love nothing more than to be there alongside my teammates in the upcoming games, but for reasons outside of my control, I will not be participating in the
upcoming World Cup Qualifiers."
-- American-born Justin Meram
, who represents Iraq in World Cup 2018 qualifying, on concerns about the new U.S. travel ban. Iraq, which has been
removed from the ban, must play its home qualifiers in Iran, which is still on the ban, because of FIFA sanctions. (@justinmeram