Not so much into football anymore but i'll watch this one, good luck and congratz to whoever wins
Me neither but I like how things are going smooth now in bridging the gap b/t the two countries and finally Iraq is back to the play. Its a friendly match after all and indeed I would congrats myself if Iraq won.
Yes it's great what is happening, Abadi has done a good job so far. I'd like to see Iraq integrate further with the GCC to enhance Arab ties and counter religious rule as Saudi Arabia is also moving out of this. Currently Iraq is still officialy neutral, hence you see military co-operation with the US yet the recent negotiations to purchase S-400 and MIG-35 which the US opposes.
As for the match, it will be in Basra stadium which is new. It'll be a good event for Basra and Iraq altogether, hopefully without security incidents although that should be fine given the south is safer.