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AFC Warns Iraq Over Gulf Cup Withdrawal
Reuters, October 10th, 2013 12:32PM

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has warned the Iraqi government to stay out of soccer matters after the government withdrew the national team from next year’s Gulf Cup in frustration over losing the tournament’s hosting rights due to security issues in the country. FIFA on Tuesday decided to switch the tournament to the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, citing security concerns and incomplete infrastructure.

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