Iraqi Basra will host the draw for the 25th Gulf Cup tomorrow, Tuesday

Basra-Iraq: The Iraqi province of Basra will host tomorrow, Tuesday, the 25th edition of the Arabian Gulf Football Cup, which will be hosted by the State of Iraq with the participation of 8 teams from 6 to 19 January 2023. The official website of the tournament has declared today Tuesday: “The draw will take place in the presence of the representatives of the participating teams, namely Iraq, the organizing country, Bahrain, champion in office, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Kuwait, Iraq and Yemen ”. The statement added: “The Arab Gulf Cup Football Association’s Competitions Committee, at yesterday’s meeting in Basra, approved the mechanism for conducting the draw under Article V of the competition rules, where the latest ranking of the International Football Association (It will be entrusted to FIFA) the distribution of the levels of the participating teams at the time of the draw, scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday. “Iraq hosts the tournament for the second time in its history after the experience of 1979, when it hosted the fifth edition in the capital, Baghdad, at the Al Shaab International Stadium, and was crowned with his title. The Arabian Gulf Soccer Cup is organized every two years and its first edition was held in Bahrain in 1970 and the last in Qatar in 2019. Kuwait holds the record by number of victories with ten titles, compared to the three titles of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, two titles for the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates and one for Bahrain. (Dpa)