The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed that Iraq will host their upcoming World Cup 2022 Asian Qualifiers 3rd round Group A tie against the United Arab Emirates on 24 March, 2022, at the Al-Madina International Stadium in Baghdad City.
The decision, which was confirmed by FIFA, will see Iraq play their first World Cup 2022 Asian Qualifiers 3rd on home soil since the start of the campaign.
In January this year, international A national team football marked its return to Baghdad after more than eight years when the men’s national team beat Uganda 1-0 in a friendly tie at the Al-Madina International Stadium – the first international in the capital since a match against Liberia in 2013.
In October 2019, Iraq defeated Hong Kong 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 at the Basra Sport City, which was their first Qualifier on home soil since 2011.
Iraq have amassed five points and currently occupy fifth place in Group A after eight matches. They will play their final Group A contest away against Syria on March 29 at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai.
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