USMNT Star Leaves Qatar Amid Iran Tensions

Sergino Dest has flown home from Ajax’s midseason training camp in Qatar, as he said he does not feel comfortable in the region amid political tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

Dest declared for the USMNT in October after turning down approaches from the Netherlands.

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He was part of Ajax’s warm-weather camp in Doha.

After the death of General Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. military air strike and Iran’s retaliation on a U.S. military base in Iraq, Dest requested to fly back to the Netherlands.

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