Gulf Cup to be held in Basra in Jan 2023

DOHA: Headed by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, the Executive Office of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF) has confirmed that Basra will host the 25th Gulf Cup in Jan next year.

The Executive Office of the AGCFF held a meeting chaired by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of the AGCFF, foremost of which was the report of the Inspection Committee following its recent visit to Basra.

The Secretary-General of the AGCFF, Jassim Sultan Al-Rumaihi, gave a detailed explanation of Basra’s 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).

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani 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 Iraqi football association in general and the city of Basra in particular to present the region’s most prominent football event in the best manner’.

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