Iraq wins the Royal Thai Cup, emerging as the champion.

    Iraq won the King’s Cup of Thailand Friendly Football, beating host Thailand 5-4 on penalties on Sunday in the final after regulation time ended in a 2-2 draw.

    In Chiang Mai, in the north of the country, Ayman Hussein and Amjad Atwan scored for Iraq in the 5th and 65th minutes, and Nicholas Mikkelson (35) and Bordin Falla (82) for Thailand, so both teams decided to take penalties. kicks in which luck smiled on the “Lions of Mesopotamia”.

    The start of the match was delayed by half an hour due to heavy rain and the damaged pitch, which was flooded with water.

    The Iraqi side had earlier won on penalties in their first match of the friendly tournament, defeating India 5-4 after regulation time ended 2-2, while the home team qualified with a 2-point win over their Lebanese counterparts: 1. In third place after Sunday’s defeat, India scored a clear goal from Mahdi El-Zein with about a quarter of an hour remaining.

    The friendly quadruple tournament provides an opportunity for participating teams to prepare for Asian qualification for the 2026 World Cup finals, as well as the Asian Cup finals scheduled for early next year in Qatar.

    Source: Agencies

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