The Iraqi Federation: friendly match against Costa Rica in Basra cancelled

The Iraqi Football Federation announced last night that Costa Rica’s last friendly before the World Cup against the Iraqi national team in Basra had been canceled after the Central American side refused to play the game due to a logistical dispute. ISBN said Wednesday that it was traveling to the Costa Rican mission in Iraq from Kuwait in bus, was not allowed to enter the country without a passport stamp despite an agreement with the Iraqi government. “The federation wishes to clarify that it has complied with all the terms of the contract with the Costa Rican team, including providing the necessary facilities to secure the match and providing all its requirements,” the federation said. in a note. The Costa Rican Football Federation did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Iraqi federation added that it had also offered to fly the Costa Rican mission to Basra from Kuwait. (Reuters)