2007 champions Iraq commence their tournament in UAE with a match against Vietnam who will start as the clear underdogs for the game. Gulf powerhouse Iraq finished fourth in the 2015 edition of the Asian Cup and are determined to do better this time around. Iraqi manager Srecko Katanec spoke about the importance of getting off to a good start in any competition as it eases the pressure on the squad. While both sides rely on young guns to propel them through, Iraq does have a good blend of experienced campaigners too. Sunil Chhetri & Co Perform Viking Clap After India's Win Over Thailand at 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Watch Video
The Lions of Mesopotamia have a decent forward line with key man Ahmed Yasin on the flank. Yasin, who has clocked 59 appearances for Iraq so far will be hoping to fire in those crosses from the right. Mohannad Abdul-Raheem is the target man for Iraq and has 10 goals to his name in 43 games. Majority of their players play in the Arab leagues while defender Ali Adan is currently signed for Atlanta in the Italian league. The full-back is one of the first names on the team sheet for Iraq and is one of the many young players with a good experience at the international level.
Vietnam won the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 and have come into the Asian Cup with their tails up. The Golden Dragons are managed by a former assistant of Guss Hiddink-Willy Park. He knows if Vietnam are to make it out of the group, it needs at least a point against Iran or Iraq. Nguyen Quang is the best Vietnamese player having had wonderful displays at the AFC U-23 Championship and the AFF Cup. He generally likes to take up different advanced positions upfront and is difficult to mark. Cong Phuong will start in the lone striker role and his job will be to hold the ball for his side in order to get the wide men into the game. Iraq should win this game but it will not be a one-sided affair. Vietnam are a threat going forward and should score to put pressure on the Kings of Mesopotamia. AFC Asian Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Download Asia Cup Football Full Timetable in IST With Fixtures, Matches, Team and Venue Details.
When is Iraq vs Vietnam, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match? Know the Date, Time and Venue Details
The eighth match of AFC Asian Cup 2019, Iraq vs Vietnam will be held on January 8, 2019 (Tuesday) at 7.00 pm IST. This football game of Asia Cup 2019 will take place at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of Iraq vs Vietnam, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
Football fans in India can watch the Iraq vs Vietnam, AFC Asian Cup game on Star Sports Network. Viewers from the Southeast Asian regions, Australia can tune into the FOX Sports network to watch the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
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As Star Sports Network is bringing the live telecast of AFC Asian Cup 2019, the fans have the option of getting live streaming of Iraq vs Vietnam online on Hotstar. Hotstar is the digital and mobile platform owned by Star Sports Network.