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No to Qu Bo

Posted on 28 August 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

At a Home Office hearing today, the Club’s application to obtain a work permit for Chinese international Qu Bo was rejected.

Although the 21-year-old played in the majority of China’s World Cup campaign he was deemed, at the initial appeal stage, not to have played the required 75% of ‘A’ internationals over the past two years.

The Club requested an early Appeal, conscious of the impending transfer window deadline.

Commented Director of Football, David Pleat: "After taking all matters into consideration, the tribunal decided that they could not grant a permit at
this stage in Qu Bo’s career. We have had a fair hearing and have to respect their view.

"However, it is very disappointing for both player and Club. We shall continue to monitor his progress."