Iraq Football Team declares withdrawal from Asian Games 2018
The football competition at Asian Games 2018 has been put in a tizzy after Iraq football team declared its withdrawal from the Jakarta Palembang event to be starting from 18th August.
The group of Iraq had initially its rivals as China, Timor Leste and Syria, but the sudden withdrawal make the group of 3 teams only and the responsibility created out of these crisis to balance the event has been left on the managing officials.
Thus, two of the six groups swelled to a member of five countries after a redraw by the Asian Football confederation to include Palestine and UAE which were left in the first list.
The issue began after the selection officials selected a several of overage players in the team whereas a total of only 3 players can be overage which the coach can permit.
This comes after Philippines decision to not send their basketball team to Asian Games. The foot ball matches will start from 10th August and the final will be played on 01st September.