Gulf Cup: Iraq draws closer to Arab Neighbours

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Gulf Cup gives Iraq chance to draw closer to Arab neighbors

Iraq is about to embark on a new chapter in its sporting history. From 6th-19th January, Basra will host the 25th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup (AGC), a biennial football tournament amongst Gulf Arab states.

Iraq will be the venue of a major international football competition for the first time since it both hosted and won the AGC in 1979.

Eight regional teams-Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen-will participate in the tournament.

Matches will take place at the Basra International Stadium and the Al-Minaa Olympic Stadium (pictured), venues with capacities of 65,000 and 30,000 spectators respectively.

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