Oman vs Iraq Match Still On in Spite of Deadly Stampede; Oman Air Cancels Flight

Merge 104.8  |  19 January 2023

Iraqi authorities confirmed that the Gulf Cup finals match between Oman and Iraq will still be taking place on schedule, at 8 pm local time.

This confirmation comes after a stampede took place outside the stadium earlier this morning, killing at least two people.

Earlier today, Oman Air cancelled its flight to the Iraqi city of Basra, which was meant to take off at 2 pm today, to transport fans to the Gulf Cup final match between Oman and Iraq.