Iraq is preparing to host the UAE national team in Baghdad in the World Cup qualifiers (video)

The media coordinator of the Iraqi Football Association, Muhammad Imad, revealed that his country is preparing in full swing to host the UAE national team in the match scheduled between them in Baghdad this month, 24, within the ninth and penultimate round of the decisive qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and this is the first time a match is held. In the capital, Baghdad, after announcing the lifting of the international ban on Iraqi stadiums.

Muhammad Emad said in a television intervention on the program “With the Arabs” presented by his colleague Zakaria Mastawa on Sharjah Sports Channel that Iraq “has prepared for this important match a long time ago because there were previous indications of lifting the ban on Iraqi stadiums,” noting that the Iraqi Federation formed a number of preparatory committees. For the match, which will be held at Al-Madina International Stadium, with the aim of showing it in the best way, as a message to the world about the ability of the capital, Baghdad, to host major international events.

Muhammad Imad also confirmed that the Asian Football Confederation will provide the "mouse" video referee technology for this match, as it is not currently available in Iraq.

It is scheduled that the president of the International Football Association, Gianni Infantino, as well as the president of the Asian Confederation, Salman bin Ibrahim, will be invited to attend the match, along with a number of heads of federations and sports personalities.

The UAE national team has great chances of skipping this match, as it is the most prominent candidate to snatch the third place, which qualifies for the playoffs for the first group, and it is currently ranked third with 9 points, compared to 5 points for the fifth Iraq.

Iran and South Korea snatched the first group qualifying cards for the World Cup by occupying the first and second places with 22 and 20 points, respectively, while Lebanon came fourth with 6 points, and finally in the fifth place with two points, Syria, which officially lost its chance.

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