A number of the Iraqi national team’s fans battled with their country’s players, after the disappointing result of a draw against its rival, the UAE, with two goals for both, in the framework of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2022, which brought both teams together at the Zabeel Stadium in Dubai.
The Iraqi fans and the attack on the national team
Activists posted on social media a video clip, in which a number of Iraqi fans attacked the Iraqi team’s bus after it left Zabeel Stadium, as a result of the fans’ dissatisfaction with the result of the match that their country’s team left.
The Dubai police intervened to end the fight that erupted between a number of Iraqi fans with their country’s players inside a street in the Emirate of Dubai.
The match between Iraq and the United Arab Emirates
The Iraqi national team tied with its host, the Emirates, with two goals for both, in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2022.
The two goals of the Iraqi national team, “The Lions of Al-Rafidain”, were scored by Muhammad Al-Attas after making a mistake. He scored a goal against his team in the 74th minute, and the second goal came in the 89th minute through Ayman Hussein.
While Caio Canedo Crea scored the two goals of the UAE national team in the 33rd minute, while the UAE national team’s top scorer Ali Mabkhout scored the equalizer in the third minute of the alternative time, to end the match with two goals for both teams.
Coach “Dick Advocaat” played in a starting lineup against his rival, the host of that match, the Emirates national team, where he was in the goalkeeper Fahd Talib.
While in defense came: Ali Adnan, France Boutros, Dergham Ismail. And in the midfield came both: Bashar Resan, Ibrahim Baysh. Hammam Tariq, and the coach relied on the team’s attack on the trio, Muhannad Ali, Ayman Hussein, Alaa Abdel-Zahra.
UAE national team squad
The coach, “Bert van Marwijk”, entered the face of his guest counterpart, the Iraq national team, as he was goalkeeper Ali Khaseef.
While in defense came: Mohamed Al-Attas, Shaheen Abdel-Rahman, Walid Abbas, and in the middle came: Omar Abdel-Rahman, Bandar Mohamed, Fabio de Lima, while in the offensive line came: Ali Mabkhout, Caio Crea, Sebastian Tigali. .
The standings of the two teams in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2022
The UAE national team is in third place in the group standings with 3 points, a big difference. Iran is the leader with 10 points.
Iraq came in fifth place, equal with the UAE national team, during the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2022.