Iraq vs Iran WC Qualifier in Basra in doubt

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Tasnim – TEHRAN, The match between Iraq and Iran which was originally scheduled to be held at the Basra Stadium in Basra, south of Iraq, will likely be he held in Erbil, north of the Arab country.

The 2022 World Cup qualifier has been scheduled for November 14 but the venue will likely be changed.

At the start of October, street protests erupted in several Iraqi cities over unemployment and poor public services. The demonstrations resumed on Friday after a pause of about two weeks.

The first round of the protests left more than 150 people dead in Iraq, according to the Interior Ministry.

The match between Iraq’s Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya and MC Alger of Algeria at the Arab Club Championship in Basra has been canceled for security reasons.


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