The Minister of Youth and Sports in Iraq, Adnan Darjal, announced today, Wednesday, that the friendly match that will bring together his country’s national team with his Kuwaiti counterpart in Basra this evening, will be without fans.
He said in a press statement, “The matter is resolved and the masses will not be allowed to enter due to the lack of approval of the Crisis Cell, in order to preserve the health of citizens.”
He added, “The health of our youth is much more important than the match, although any meeting does not have the usual aesthetic if it is without an audience.”
Darajal pointed out that “the Kuwaiti delegation will send a message of reassurance to all our brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council, confirming the readiness of Basra and its readiness to host Gulf 25.”
And the Iraqi Minister of Youth and Sports added: “The President of the International Federation, Gianni Infantino, sent a formal apology for coming to Iraq at the present time for urgent reasons that forced him not to leave Switzerland, and promised to visit Iraq during this year.”
A few days ago, the Iraqi Minister of Youth and Sports Adnan Darjal announced that he had submitted a request to the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, regarding the entry of the masses to the friendly match with the Kuwaiti national team.
Today, Wednesday, the Iraqi team will meet its Kuwaiti counterpart in Basra, in the far south of Iraq, as part of the teams’ preparations to continue their journey in the double qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Nations.
Source: “Conscious” + RT