A stampede at an Iraqi football stadium left two people dead and several others injured.
Before the Arabian Gulf Cup final between Iraq and Oman, there was a stampede in a stadium in Basra.
In a rush at a stadium in Basra, southern Iraq, before to the Arabian Gulf Cup final, at least two people have died and numerous others have been hurt.
The stampede on Thursday resulted in two fatalities and about 80 injuries, according to the Iraqi interior ministry’s statement to Al Jazeera.
At 7 p.m. (16:00 GMT) on Thursday, the eight-nation Arabian Gulf Cup final between Iraq and Oman is scheduled to begin.
There will be more.