Iraq 2-0 Hong Kong: Iraq hosts competitive football for first time in eight years

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Because they beat on Hong Kong 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in 27, iraq played their first competitive fixture at home soil.
From hosting matches other than friendlies because of security 19, the nation was prohibited by Fifa because 2011.
But last year, the ban was lifted and Iraq made sure it had been a winning return to the 65,000-seater scene of Basra.
Until a penalty was inserted by Ali Adnan the scoring opened.

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