Iraq’s orphan goal against Hong Kong
The Iraqi team came out of the bottleneck against Hong Kong (1-0) in the match that brought them together on Friday, in the double qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 Asian Cup in China. The victory of the “Rafidain Lions” team is attributed to its player Muhammad Qassem Majid, who scored the winning goal early, in the 13th minute of the first half of the match that took place at Muharraq Stadium in Bahrain. With this, Iraq achieved its fifth victory in these qualifiers, with two draws, and leads the standings of Group C with 17 points, two points ahead of its Iranian runner-up, who rained on Cambodia with ten full goals, followed by Bahrain in third place with 12 points. On the other hand, the Hong Kong team suffered a fourth defeat, with a win and two draws, and it occupies fourth place in the standings with 5 points. While Cambodia is bottom of the group standings with an orphan point.