FIFA president Gianni Infantino attended the opening match of the 25th Arabian Gulf Cup 2023 held in Iraq.
President Infantino watched the opening game of the Gulf Cup between Iraq and Oman at the International Stadium in Basra, Iraq on the 7th (Korean time). Although Iraq suffered from a long war, the situation has recently improved and has been restored. This tournament was the first international soccer tournament hosted by Iraq since 1979. 토토사이트
The tournament will last until January 19, and 8 teams from Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate. Before the first match between Iraq and Oman, the players of both teams held a minute of silence and competed in good faith, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
President Infantino said, “I am happy to be able to attend the opening ceremony of the Gulf Cup. Football is happiness and gives hope to many people and the whole country. The packed stadium and fantastic atmosphere in Basra tonight proves it.”
“I would like to congratulate Iraq, the Iraqi Football Association and the Gulf Cup officials on their warm welcome and efforts. It shows that football truly unites the world. FIFA will exist for this.”