Iraq play Iran in their last group stage match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in Dubai. Iraq and Iran are paired alongside Vietnam and Yemen in Group D of the competition.
Both Iran and Iraq will be exempt from the elimination process at the moment, as they secured their respective qualifications to the next round on Match Day 2. While Iran beat Vietnam 2-0, Iraq defeated Yemen 3-0.
The team which finishes first will be given a relatively easy tie, against the 3rd placed team from either Group D, E, or F. However, the group runners-up could end up with a nightmare draw in the round-of-16, as they will be put alongside Group E winners, which will either be Qatar or Saudi Arabia.
For the first time ever, twenty-four nations will compete in the pan-Asian competition instead of the usual sixteen. As such two additional groups have been added and the two best teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams will progress in the tournament.
When and where will the Iran Vs Iraq, AFC Asian Cup 2019 take place?
Iran vs Iraq, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Group D match will start at 09:30 PM IST on January 16 at the Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai.
Which channel will telecast Iran Vs Iraq, AFC Asian Cup 2019 match?
Iran vs Iraq, AFC Asian Cup 2019 match will be broadcasted on Star Sports.
How to Watch the live streaming of the Iran Vs Iraq, AFC Asian Cup 2019 online?
The live online streaming of Iran Vs Iraq, AFC Asian Cup 2019 will be available in India on Hotstar web with the subscription, while the game can be streamed for free on mobile app of Hotstar.
Expected XI for both teams:
Goalkeeper: Alireza Beiranvand
Defenders: Ehsan Hajsafi, Morteza Pouraliganji, Majid Hosseini, Ramin Rezaeian
Midfielders: Omar Ebrahimi; Ashkan Dejagah, Vahid Amiri
Forwards: Saman Ghoddos, Karim Ansarifard, Alireza Jahanbaksh
Goalkeeper: Jalal Hassan
Defenders: Ali Adnan, Rebin Sulaka, Ahmad Khalaf, Alaa Ali Mhawi
Midfielders: Safa Abdullah, Bashar Resan, Humam Tariq
Forwards: Hussein Ali Al-Saedi, Mohanad Ali, Ahmed Yasin