Vietnam vs Iraq: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Yash Pratap Singh
These two last meet was back in 2019
The joint qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup and the 2027 AFC Asian Cup are well and truly underway. After the first matchday on November 16, the focus now shifts to this year’s last matchday to be held on November 21.
Asian Giants Iraq will make a trip to Hanoi to take on Vietnam next week. The home side comes into this game on the back of a fine 0-2 away win against the Philippines. Nguyễn Văn Toàn opened the scoring early in the game before Nguyễn Đình Bắc sealed the deal late in the game.
Iraq on the other hand come into this game on the back of a huge 5-1 win over Indonesia at home. Resan opened the scoring before Indonesia scored an own goal in the first half. Rashid, Amyn and Al-Hamadi scored one each in the second half and clinched all three points for their side.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 5:30 PM IST
Location: Mỹ Đình National Stadium
Vietnam (in all competitions): W-L-L-L-W
Iraq (in all competitions): W-W-L-W-W
Players to watch
Nguyễn Văn Toàn – Vietnam
The Vietnamese striker has been a consistent performer for his national team. He scored the opening goal for Vietnam in an away clash against the Philippines and helped his side begin the qualifiers on the right note. He has already scored 7 goals for his national team and will look to add a few more to his tally against Iraq.
Bashar Rasan – Iraq
The attacking midfielder has been one of the top-performing players for Iraq over the years. Bashar Rasan has been very consistent and can cause a lot of damage to any given team on his day. He comes into this game after a great game against Indonesia where he also scored a goal. He is surely a player to watch out for as far as Iraq is concerned.
- Vietnam has never won against Iraq.
- Iraq have won their last four out of five games, three of which have come away from home
- Vietnam lost 3-2 in their last clash against Iraq
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Injury and Team News
Both sides have no injury concerns and are expected to field the same lineup as they did in their last match
Predicted Line Up for Vietnam vs Iraq
Đặng Văn Lâm: Thanh Binh Nguyen, Bùi Hoàng Việt Anh, Tuan Tai Phan, Van Thanh Vu, Thai Son Nguyen, Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, Võ Minh Trọng, Tuan Hai Pham, Nguyễn Văn Toàn, Nguyễn Tiến Linh
Talib; Sulaka, Artien, Putros; Bayesh, Rashid, Resan, Attwan, Yahia; Al-Hamadi, Hussein
The game between Vietnam is expected to be a fierce contest. Both sides come into this game on the back of crucial wins and will be keen to add one more win to their tally in the last international game of 2023. However, Iraq have the upper hand coming into this contest and are expected to win by a decent margin.
Prediction: Vietnam 0-2 Iraq
Fox Sports will telecast the game between Vietnam and Iraq.