The Minister of Youth and Sports Adnan Darjal affirmed: “Today, Iraq, and Basra in particular, are ready to host the brothers in the 25th Gulf Championship, more than ever before, and Basra’s stadiums and hotels and all logistical arrangements for the tournament will be at the highest levels.”
Darjal said in a statement that the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) received a copy of it: “The delegation of the committee formed by the Arab Gulf Cup Federation will visit Basra, during the period between 24 and 27 of this month, to inspect the sports city and other service facilities, which it is hoped will be the next Gulf Championship will be hosted at the end of this year.
He explained: “The Iraqi government, at the highest levels, has paid great attention to the Gulf 25 file and is following it closely, and most of the facilities and infrastructure are ready to receive the championship that the sports fans eagerly await.
The minister added, “The brothers will attend the friendly match between Iraq and Kuwait, which will be held at Basra International Stadium, on the 25th of this month.”
Darjal stressed that “the Iraq file has become completely ready and that any remarks made by the committee will be dealt with responsibly,” noting that “there are no shortcomings or justifications in Basra that could deprive Iraq of the right to host again.”
He referred to the passion of the Iraqi masses looking to receive the brothers in the Gulf on the land of Basra, hoping that the threat of Coronavirus would be completely eliminated so that the Basra stadiums would be crowded with thousands of audiences that would give the tournament a special flavor and elegance that reminds the minds of Iraq hosting the 1979 Baghdad Gulf Championship.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency