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Iraq beats the Philippines 1-0 in Basra

Basra ( – In Team F of the Preliminary Joint Qualification – Spherical 2 for the FIFA Environment Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027, Iraq defeated the Philippines 1- on Thursday.

The football match took spot in entrance of far more than 60,000 Iraqi lovers at the Basra Global Stadium in south Iraq.

The sole objective of the game was scored by Iraqi striker Mohanad Ali, giving his team a 5-place advantage over Indonesia, who had previously defeated Vietnam 1- in the other group match.

The top rated two groups in the group progress right to the third round of the 2026 FIFA Globe Cup qualifying and the Asian Cup in 2027. The bottom two groups will progress to the 3rd round of the Asian Cup qualifying event.

Iraq’s national football squad, dubbed the Lions of Mesopotamia, has raised anticipations for a lot more achievements on the intercontinental entrance by winning the Gulf Cup 25 in 2023 that took place in Basra.