FIFA clears Iraq to host World Cup qualifying games in Basra

Zurich – FIFA says the southern Iraqi city of Basra can host the national team’s return to playing World Cup qualifying games at home.

Security concerns since the 1980s have forced Iraq to host most qualifiers in neutral countries. Iraq played “home” games in Iran, Jordan and Malaysia in a failed attempt to reach the 2018 tournament.

In full: https://wtop.com/soccer/2019/08/fifa-clears-iraq-to-host-world-cup-qualifying-games-in-basra/

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