Iraq: Soccer Fans Cheer For Scoring Against Iran In Tahrir Square

  • Sunday 17, November 2019 07:28 AM
  • Iraq: Soccer Fans Cheer For Scoring Against Iran In Tahrir Square
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Thousands of anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city celebrated a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match with fireworks.
Crowds gathered for the game on Thursday with a large screen in Baghdad’s main Tahrir Square. Some fans came with Iraqi flags and chanted “Iran, out!”

Iraq had been due to play two home games in the southern city of Basra against Iran and Bahrain in November, but the city has been caught up in the anti-government protests since Oct. 1.