Soccer fans hopeful ahead of Gulf Cup in Iraqi city of Basra


              A newly built stadium that will host Arab Gulf Cup is see in Basra, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. The 25th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup will be held in the city of Basra, the first time the turmoil-wracked country will host the tournament since 1979. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)i)
            
              People pass by a billboard announcing Arab Gulf Cup in Basra, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. The 25th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup will be held in the city of Basra, the first time the turmoil-wracked country will host the tournament since 1979. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)i)
            
              A newly built stadium that will host Arab Gulf Cup is see in Basra, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. The 25th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup will be held in the city of Basra, the first time the turmoil-wracked country will host the tournament since 1979. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)i)
Soccer fans hopeful ahead of Gulf Cup in Iraqi city of Basra