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AFC SETTLES QUALIFIERS DISPUTE

The resolution comes after AFC general secretary Peter Velappan met football representatives from Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Macau on Monday to resolve Iraq’s complaint about having to play all the preliminaries in Kazakhstan.
Last month Iraq had sent a letter of protest to FIFA after being told they must play all 12 preliminaries in Kazakhstan.
Iraq said this would give Kazakhstan a home team advantage. The two
countries are the favourites to win the Azia Zone Group Six games.
Under the agreement, six matches will be played either in the Jordanian
capital Amman or in Baghdad and the other six matches will be played in
Kazakhstan’s capital Almaty. FIFA is expected to decide next week whether the six games would be played in Amman or Baghdad.