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

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Because they beat Hong Kong 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier at 27, iraq played their first competitive fixture at home soil in eight years on Thursday.
From hosting matches aside from friendlies due to safety 19, Fifa since 2011 had banned the country.
However, last year the ban was lifted and Iraq made sure it was a return to the 65,000-seater stadium of Basra.
Mohanad Ali opened the scoring until Ali Adnan added a penalty.

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