Iraq and Vietnam teams complete the first round of Group D Asian Cup finals this Tuesday, January 8. The tournament, which has the United Arab Emirates as its headquarters, has 24 selections divided into six keys in this first stage. On the fourth day of matches, the match will be held at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, starting at 11:30 AM (Brasília time).The group is still composed of Iran and Yemen. At the end of three rounds, the top two will advance to the round of 16. Whoever stays in third position will still have an opportunity to survive. To do so you will need to be among the top four ranked third parties in comparison to the six keys.
The Iraqi team secured their place in the final of the Asian Cup for having reached the third and final stage of the continental qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Fifth place in Group B with 11 points (three wins, two draws and five losses), behind Japan (20), Saudi Arabia (19), Australia (19) and the United Arab Emirates (13) and ahead only of Thailand (two), however, did not get a place in the World Cup.However, he immediately began his preparation for the tournament. Since the fall in qualifying, he has played 18 matches. There were seven wins, eight draws and three losses.
The most significant encounters were for the Gulf Cup, played between December 2017 and January 2018. The Iraqis in Group B were the winners by winning seven points (two wins and a draw) overtaking Bahrain (five), Qatar (four) and Yemen (zero). However, in the semifinals, they were defeated by the United Arab Emirates. After a goalless draw in both normal time and extra time, they were beaten in the penalty shootout.Asia’s first-round matchup saw wins against Kenya (2-1), Qatar (2-1), Yemen (3-0), Saudi Arabia (4-1), Palestine (3-0), China (2 to 1) and Palestine (1 to 0). The ties were against Syria (1 to 1), Bahrain (1 to 1), United Arab Emirates (0 to 0), Syria (1 to 1), Palestine (0 to 0), Kuwait (2 to 2), Arabia Saudi Arabia (1 to 1) and Bolivia (0 to 0). Defeats came against the United Arab Emirates (1-0), Qatar (3-2) and Argentina (4-0).
The he Asian qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia showed that the Vietnamese were one step behind in terms of football development than Iraq. They stopped in the second round after dividing the same group, F.The key had Thailand in the lead with 14 points. The Iraqis, with 12, were in second place. Vietnam completed seven points (two wins, one draw and three defeats) with seven goals scored and eight conceded to beat only the Taiwan team, who fell without having scored a point.That forced the Vietnamese to go through the Asian Cup qualifiers, where they also did not make a brilliant campaign but just enough to secure the place. They came in second on key C with ten points (two wins and four draws) with nine goals scored and three conceded. They beat Afghanistan (six points) and Cambodia (three) and were beaten by Jordan (12).Since completing their qualifying campaign, they have played 28 matches including the Asian Cup knockout phase with 15 wins, 12 draws and only one defeat.It has been unbeaten since December 2016. In the period, there were 18 confrontations, with nine wins and nine draws. The preparation for the Asian Cup had ten friendlies. They were victories against Laos (3 to 0), Malaysia (2 to 0), Cambodia (3 to 0), Philippines (2 to 1, twice), Malaysia (1 to 0) and Philippines (4 to 2). The ties were against Myanmar (0 to 0), Malaysia (2 to 2) and North Korea (1 to 1).
Football Prediction of th Day Irak vs Vietnam
The selections had only three matches. Iraq won two and there was a draw. The first, in 2007, took place in the Asian Cup. Iraqis scored 2-0. The next two were the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There was a 1-1 draw in Vietnam and Iraq’s success as the 1-0 captain.
Although they perform much more irregularly, Iraqis are clearly at a higher stage than the Vietnamese. Although the latter hold a long undefeated series, it was built with games in front of teams of little significance. Thus, the prognosis in the victory of the selection of Iraq appears as best option in the confrontation of this Tuesday that is still part of the first round of the group phase of the Glass of Asia.
Bet Tips: Irak