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First international football match in Iraq since FIFA ban lifted ends in win

Jun 02, 2017 19:15 IST
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Iraq defeated Jordan 1-0 in an international friendly in Basra on Thursday. Despite being a friendly it was a match of extra-special significance for Iraq - both the team and the nation as a whole. The encounter was the first international match on Iraqi soil since football’s governing body, FIFA, lifted a ban on international matches in the country. (Video: SNTV)