One dead and dozens injured in stampede ahead of Gulf Cup final in Iraq

One particular person was killed and dozens injured on Thursday when a stampede erupted outdoors a soccer stadium in Iraq hours earlier than the Arabian Gulf Cup remaining, officers mentioned.

Conflict-torn Iraq, lengthy banned from internet hosting worldwide soccer matches, had wager the Arabian Gulf Cup would enhance its picture however has already apologized for organizational failings.

1000’s of followers, many with out tickets, had gathered outdoors the 65,000-seat stadium in Basra, the principle metropolis in southern Iraq, since daybreak in hopes of watching the ultimate between Iraq and Oman.

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