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Iraq wins 'Arabian Gulf' Cup championship defeating Oman in Basra

Iraq defeated Oman 3-2 in the historic match in Basra, leading to celebrations throughout the country.
Iraq's midfielder Ibrahim Bayesh (L) reacts after scoring during the 25th Arabian Gulf Cup final football match between Iraq and Oman at the Basra International Stadium in Iraq's southern city on January 19, 2023. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

Iraq defeated Oman at the Arabian Gulf Cup association football (soccer) tournament in Basra on Thursday. 

Iraqi midfielder Ibrahim Bayesh scored a goal at 24 minutes in to put Iraq up 1-0. This remained the score until 10 minutes into injury time when Omani midfielder Salaah al-Yahyaei scored on a penalty kick to tie the game and send it into overtime. 

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