With a goal on the fly .. Iraq achieves a long-awaited victory


The Iraqi national team defeated its Ugandan counterpart, 1-0, in a friendly match, which took place at Al-Madina International Stadium in Baghdad, in the presence of about 30,000 fans, as part of the preparations for the (Rafidain Lions) for the final qualifiers for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar 2022, which is the first international match to be held In Baghdad, about ten years ago for the first team.

The goal was scored by Alaa Abbas in the 19th minute, after he hit the bird at the Ugandan goalkeeper's net after a tackle from Ali Hussein, a professional in Sfaxien of Tunisia.

This victory is the first for Iraq in nine matches, as the results crisis caused the dismissal of its former Dutch coach, Advocaat.

Iraq will play Iran on the 27th of this month in the World Cup qualifiers at Azadi Stadium in Iran.

Iraq's Serbian coach Petrovic was unable to involve his professional players in the European leagues, because the match was outside the days of FIFA, including Manchester United player Zidane Iqbal, Swedish Gutenberg player Amir Al-Ammari and others.

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