A historical advantage for Iraq in front of Yemen

Iraq has never lost to Yemen.

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The Iraqi national team is engaged in a decisive confrontation to ensure its qualification to the semi-finals of the 25th Arab Gulf Cup, when it meets its Yemeni counterpart in the third round in Group A, this evening, at Basra International Stadium, as the “Mesopotamia Lions” have a historical advantage over Yemen that enhances the chances of the owner of the land in The group issues.

While the result of a tie suffices him to qualify for the semi-finals.

Iraq leads the group with four points, on goal difference from Oman II, which faces Saudi Arabia in the same round, while Yemen officially left the tournament, after losing the first two matches against Saudi Arabia and Oman.

The owner of the land enters the meeting with high spirits after defeating Saudi Arabia in the second round with two goals without a response, to make up for his stumbling in the first round by drawing against Oman.

Iraq has a historical advantage against Yemen, which enhances its chances of qualifying for the Golden Square, and ensuring the top spot in Group A, as the two teams met 13 times, during which the “Lions of Mesopotamia” won 10 matches and tied in three matches. As for the level of the Arab Gulf Cup tournaments, the two teams met Three times, Iraq won two matches in the 2013 edition with two goals without a response and in 2017 with three goals without a response, while the two teams drew in their last confrontation in the 2019 edition without goals.

On the other hand, the Yemen national team enters the meeting with the aim of achieving victory for the first time in the history of its participation in the Gulf Cup tournaments, in addition to winning for the first time over the "Lions of Mesopotamia".

Despite Yemen's exit from the group stage, the team enters the meeting with high spirits, after playing a great match in the second round against Oman and narrowly losing 3-2.

• Iraq leads the second group with four points, while Yemen officially left the tournament.

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