Iraq face Oman within the 2023 Gulf Cup closing on Thursday. We break down the soccer historical past between the 2 groups.
Hosts Iraq will face Oman within the closing of the eight-nation Arabian Gulf Cup at 7pm (16:00 GMT) on January 19.
The match, which is being held in Basra, is the primary main soccer match to be hosted by Iraq in additional than 40 years.
Each groups stay undefeated on this 12 months’s version, with Iraq beating Qatar 2-1 within the semifinals and Oman edging out Bahrain 1-0 to achieve the ultimate.
Historic document: Iraq vs Oman
Iraq and Oman met on the pitch for the primary time in the course of the fourth Arabian Gulf Cup, held in Qatar in 1976. Iraq received that match 4-0.
All through their 26-match soccer historical past, Iraq has received 12 matches whereas Oman has received six. Eight matches resulted in a draw.
The very best recorded rating between the 2 groups was in the course of the 1979 Gulf Cup, during which hosts Iraq received 7-0.
How Iraq and Oman reached the ultimate
Iraq topped their group with seven factors, together with wins over Saudi Arabia (2-0) and Yemen (5-0) and a draw in opposition to Oman (0-0).
Oman additionally beat Saudi Arabia (2-1) and Yemen (3-2) to come back second within the group on purpose distinction.
Arabian Gulf Cup winners
The Arabian Gulf Cup is a biennial soccer competitors run by the Arab Gulf Cup Soccer Federation. Its eight member nations embody Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
With 10 championship wins, Kuwait has been essentially the most profitable staff within the match’s 53-year historical past. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq every have three titles. Oman has two titles.
Present champions Bahrain claimed their first Arab Cup trophy by defeating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in 2019.