Cameroonians celebrate in the streets of Yaounde after Cameroon won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final against Egypt in February 2017. Photo: AFP

Don’t expect Russia’s soccer World Cup to attract many asylum seekers, even if major sporting events can be a fast track to defecting

David Dodwell says athletes from poorer countries – especially in Africa – frequently use international sports events to find better opportunities in the host country, though there may not be much of that in Russia this year

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Cameroonians celebrate in the streets of Yaounde after Cameroon won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final against Egypt in February 2017. Photo: AFP
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