Everything was ready for the Clásico of Middle Eastern football between Iran and Iraq. Even though the game was goalless and there was more than one clash between the players, it was one of the best matches of the tournament.
Iran, Iraq & Saudi Arabia completed their qualification for the knockout stage, preparing for the groups’ last matchday that will present the Gulf War, the football version.
It was an expected show of Iran against Yemen, but for both of the teams it was much more than that.
While the tournament will take place in the Emirates, 12 teams from the Middle East will try to conquer Asia and win the tournament. This is the Western Asia team-by-team preview for the Asian Cup.