Iraq Told to Play FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers at a Neutral Venue

Iraq Told to Play FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers at a Neutral Venue
After FIFA determined that Iraq is not safe enough to host World Cup qualifying matches, the football's world governing body and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) decided that the representative team of the Western Asian country shall play November 2019 qualifiers at a neutral venue.
 

On 6 November 2019, FIFA and the AFC assessed the current security situation in Iraq and determined that Iraq did not meet all of the security requirements needed to host international matches. The matches were to be played in the southern city of...

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