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 event, which is being held in Basra, is the primary main soccer event 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 file: Iraq vs Oman
Iraq and Oman met on the pitch for the primary time throughout the fourth Arabian Gulf Cup, held in Qatar in 1976. Iraq gained that match 4-0.
All through their 26-match soccer historical past, Iraq has gained 12 matches whereas Oman has gained six. Eight matches resulted in a draw.
The very best recorded rating between the 2 groups was throughout the 1979 Gulf Cup, by which hosts Iraq gained 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 towards Oman (0-0).
Oman additionally beat Saudi Arabia (2-1) and Yemen (3-2) to return 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 embrace Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
With 10 championship wins, Kuwait has been probably the most profitable staff within the event’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.