Iraq Beats Indonesia 3-1 in the AFC Asian Cup

Doha – Sudan Events

The Iraqi national team began its campaign in the Asian Nations Football Championship currently being held in Qatar, with a well-deserved victory over Indonesia 3-1 – today, Monday – in the fourth group competitions of the continental championship..

At Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, the Mesopotamian Lions team succeeded in scoring against Indonesia in the 17th minute through player Muhannad Ali.

While the men of Spanish coach Jesus Casas were trying to double the lead, Indonesia launched a lightning attack, which Marcelino Ferdinan ended with a goal against Iraq in the 37th minute.

In stoppage time of the first period, Iraq regained the lead through Osama Rashid, who pounced on a rebound from the Indonesian goalkeeper and put it into the net in the minute (45+7).

The “Lions of Mesopotamia” team waited for the last quarter of an hour of the second half to double its lead with a third goal, scored by substitute player Ayman Hussein, in the 75th minute.

With this victory, Iraq gained 3 points on par with Japan, which won over Vietnam by a score of 4-2.

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