Iran, ‘Arab Gulf Cu…
(MENAFN) The Islamic Republic of Iran Soccer Federation (IRIFF) will object to FIFA utilizing the identify ‘Arabian Gulf Cup’ for the competitors.
The event began on Friday evening in Basra, Iraq.
The twenty fifth spherical of two-year soccer completion, which began from January 6-19, introduced collectively groups from Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Yemen.
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino attended the ceremony on the Basra Worldwide Stadium.
“It was nice to attend the opening ceremony and opening match of the 2023 Persian Gulf Cup between Iraq and Oman in Basra, Iraq,” stated the FIFA chief.
IRIFF opposed FIFA’s use of the ‘Arabian Gulf Cup’ identify for the competitors in an announcement printed on the federation’s web site.
“The Persian Gulf is a historic identify utilized in all languages and varied atlases, together with historic and historic maps,” the announcement states.
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