The World Friendly International football games are off and up next is Qatar vs. Iraq.
In preparations to qualifying games to international tournaments, national teams are meeting up for friendly games. The friendly internationals are intended to prepare national team for future games, since team mates in national assemblies do not generally play together much.
Along with the world, Qatar has a series of games in the upcoming period, the nearest being against Iraq.
Qatar’s national team has a history of 25 games with Iraq, 10 losses, 7 wins and 8 draws. The first in April 1976 and the last in December 2011, both ended in draws.
Scheduled to meet Qatar on August 8, the Iraq team has been one of the most successful Asian Football confederation. The teams has won the AFC Asian Cup in 2007, the gold medal at the Asian Games once in 1982, and has been awarded the AFC National Team of the Year award twice, in 2003 and 2007. They have achieved similarly at a more regional level as well.
Even with the Iraqi teams strong history, the Iraqi team is going to be able to put up a big fight. In just recent years Qatar’s team has started achieving greater results. Their campaign to qualify into the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been fruitful. They are currently qualified to the third round in the AFC region, with an undefeated streak of 6 wins.
Qatar vs. Iraq will be hosted on Monday, August 8 at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium