Basra to host 25th Gulf Cup, confirms AGCFF
June 30 2022 09:32 PM

The Executive Office of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation AGCFF confirmed Thursday the eligibility of the Iraqi city Basra to host the 25th Gulf Cup competitions.
The Executive Office, during the meeting chaired by HE President of the AGCFF Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Thani, discussed many topics on the agenda foremost of which was the report of the Inspection Committee following its recent visit to Basra which will hold the competitions of the 25th Gulf Cup.
The Secretary-General of the AGCFF, Jassim Sultan Al Rumaihi, gave a detailed explanation of Basras preparations to host the tournament. He also unveiled detailed reports on the developments and progress of work in stadiums and hotels in the city.
After reviewing the report, the Executive Office confirmed the eligibility of Basra to host the 25th Gulf Cup on the scheduled date (6-19 January 2023), according to the powers granted to it by the General Assembly at its last meeting held in Doha (September 20, 2021).
President of the AGCFF praised the preparations of the city of Basra to host the event. He said the event will bring together the people of the Gulf and Iraqis who have been waiting to host the event on their soil for a long time. He also expressed his full confidence in the ability of the Iraq Football Association in general and the city of Basra in particular to present the regions most prominent football event in the best manner.
Arabian Gulf Cup is a football competition held once every two years. The first edition of the Gulf cup was held in Bahrain 1970 while the last edition was held in Qatar 2019. Kuwait holds the record for winning the Gulf Cup (10 titles), followed by 3 titles for Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Oman and the UAE won the title twice, and Bahrain once.

Last updated: June 30 2022 10:26 PM

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