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Iraqi team named champions in Asia U22 Cup

Iraq beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 to take home the tournament's first place seat

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The Iraqi national football team won the Asia U22 Football Cup after beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 on Sunday, Iraqi News reported.

Muhand Abdul Rahim scored the winning goal and his first in the tournament in the last half hour of the game.

The match took place in Sayib stadium in the capital of Oman, Muscat, which hosts the Asia U22 Football Cup.

The Saudi team suffered from a massive disadvantage with five players unable to play and faced more back luck after team captain Motaz Hawsawi was taken off the field in a stretcher after an injury.

Iraq had beaten South Korea 1-0 in the semi-finals on Thursday to qualify for the championship game.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of Asian football and one of the six Confederations making up FIFA.

The league, formed in 1954, consists of 46 Member Associations and one Associate Member Association, the Northern Mariana Islands.