IRAQ AND SOUTH KOREA IN DULL GOALLESS DRAW
Iraq and South Korea played out a lifeless 0-0 draw in Ras Al-Khaimah, less than a week before the Iraqis travel to Tehran to face Japan in World Cup Qualifying.
There was next to nothing in terms of attacking quality from either side as very few chances were created during the 90 minutes.
Despite the lacklustre attacking performance from Basim Qasim's men, Iraq can take solace from the fact that they kept a clean sheet against the most recent Asian Cup runners-up.
The Iraqi faithful were glad to welcome Swedish-based midfielder Brwa Nouri back into the team following his Svenska Cupen victory as captain of Ostersunds FK, while Ahmed Abdul-Ridha, sporting a hairstyle similar to that of David Luiz, made his debut for the national team after some stellar performances in the ongoing Iraqi League season.