The US also helped repatriate six Canadians, four Dutch citizens, and a child from Finland back to those countries, a State Department spokesperson said.
Thirty-six stateless athletes have been named in the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for the Paris 2024 games, while there has been drama in the Turkish sports scene.
The Israeli football fans were stopped from entering the stadium due to their shirts mocking extremist minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.
The matches were cancelled in a dispute over a map on the Moroccan team Renaissance Berkane's shirts, which included the disputed Western Sahara.
Zamalek's 3-0 victory over Ghanian club Dreams was a record victory for the semi-final of the CAF Cup.
Morocco thrashed Angola to clinch Africa's top futsal trophy, while things are heating up in Qatar as the AFC U23 Asian Cup enters the quarterfinal stage.
The African Confederation Cup match between Renaissance Berkane and USM Alger was called off over a shirt dispute involving Western Sahara.
Rain lashed the Gulf this week, causing football games being postponed, but the U-23 Asian Cup went ahead as planned in Qatar.
There were heated exchanges on the pitch in the UAE and Turkey this week, with one Saudi football fan taking a 'whip' to an Al-Ittihad player.
Al-Hilal, top of the Saudi league and still alive in the King's Cup and Asian Champions league, are bidding for a quadruple of trophies this season.