Muscat: The General Assembly of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation voted unanimously to grant Iraq the right to host the 25th Arabian Gulf Cup, Oman Football Association (OFA), announced on Monday.
A statement issued online by OFA said: “The General Assembly of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation voted unanimously to grant the Iraqi city of Basra the right to host the 25th Arabian Gulf Cup , this came in the extraordinary meeting that was held on Monday via video conference.”
Salem bin Saeed Al Wahaibi, Chairman of Oman Football Association, and Fahd bin Abdullah Al Raisi participated in the meeting.
The Gulf federations affirmed that they stand with the Iraqi Federation in order to host the Arabian Gulf 25 and the they demanded that FIFA lift the ban on international matches that will be held in Iraq.
According to the regulations of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Association, Kuwait was chosen to be an alternative to Iraq in hosting the Arabian Gulf Cup 25, after the Kuwaiti Federation submitted a request to host as well in case Basra was not finalised.