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Iraq proposes Jordan as neutral venue for Iran match

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Iraq proposes Jordan as neutral venue for Iran match

TEHRAN - Iraq has proposed Jordan to host its 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asia Cup qualifiers , after FIFA requested an alternative venue because of ongoing protests, officials said Wednesday.

Iraq had been due to play the two games in Basra — against Iran on Nov. 4 and Bahrain on Nov. 19 — but the southern port city has been caught up in the anti-government demonstrations that have swept Baghdad and the south.

on Wednesday.

The proposal must now be approved by FIFA.

Iran are third in Group C with six points. Iraq lead the table with seven points and Bahrain sit second on goal difference.

 

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