Iraq to host coming World Cup qualifiers in Jordan

BERLIN (dpa)- Iraq will host to home World Cup qualifiers this month in Jordan's capital Amman after being ordered to move the matches due to the security situation in the country.
World football governing body FIFA this week said qualifiers against Iran, on November 14, and Bahrain, five days later, must be held in a neutral venue.

Iraq had originally wanted to play in the southern city of Basra, where they defeated Hong Kong last month.
Mass protests against corruption and economic problems have gone on for weeks in Iraq with the UN reporting at least 97 people have been killed and thousands injured since October 25.
Iraq currently top their five-strong qualifying group with two teams advancing to the next round in search of places at the 2022 finals in Qatar.

Friday, November 8th 2019

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