FilGoal | News | Because of the masses, the governor of Basra reveals the possibility of canceling the 25th Gulf Cup final and moving the match

Asaad Al-Eidani, the Iraqi governor of Basra, revealed the possibility of canceling the Gulf Cup 25 final and moving the match due to the mass crowd.

More than 150,000 Iraqi fans gather in the vicinity of the Basra International Stadium, which is scheduled to host the 25th Gulf Cup final.

The Iraqi national team will play the final match against Oman at the end of the 25th Gulf Championship, which is hosted by Iraq.

And BN Sports had revealed: “One person died and dozens were injured as a result of a stampede in front of the Basra International Stadium, the scene of the 25th Gulf Final.”

“The Gulf Football Association has now informed us of the possibility of canceling the 25th Gulf Final and holding the match in another country,” said Asaad Al-Eidani, the governor of Basra, on Al-Fallujah TV.

He added, “That decision, if the situation continues as it is, God forbid, if deaths are confirmed, the match will be canceled.”

For his part, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, Prime Minister of Iraq, appealed to the fans to show diligence and patriotic spirit for the success of the final day of the tournament.

And the Iraqi Prime Minister sent a message to his people, saying: “Our people in Basra Al-Fayhaa, and in all the cities of Iraq, thanks to your kindness, generosity and patience, you have reflected the honorable and spotless image of the proud face of the Iraqis.”

He added, “You have contributed over the past days by representing our dear country in the best way, in a manner befitting its history and standing among nations.”

And he continued, “Our people, we hope from you today that keenness and that high patriotic spirit and provide assistance and support to all your brothers in the concerned authorities to show the 25th Gulf Final in the most beautiful way.”

It is assumed that the Basra stadium will host, at exactly six o’clock in the evening, Cairo time, the Gulf Cup final match between Iraq and Oman.

The Bahrain national team won the last edition of the tournament, which was held in 2019.

The host of the next two editions was revealed, as Kuwait will host the 26th edition in 2024, while Oman will host the 27th edition in 2025.

Kuwait is considered the historical champion of the championship with 10 titles, followed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq with 3 titles each.

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