Preview: Iraq VS Vietnam

Iraq and Vietnam go head-to-head at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in the final round of matches in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup on Wednesday.

Iraq national football team and Vietnam national football team meet again 2 months after the Asia 2nd round match which Iraq won 0-1. Iraq national football team are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Japan and Indonesia so they’ll try to extend their winning streak with a victory over Vietnam national football team, however, one part of Iraq national football team has trailed behind in terms of reliability—defence: they have been conceding goals for 5 consecutive home matches now.

Vietnam national football team, on the other hand, are preparing for the match after 2 defeats in a row from Indonesia and Japan. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive matches now.

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Iraq are on a winning streak – they have won Japan and Indonesia in their previous 2 matches while Vietnam are on a losing streak – they have lost to Indonesia and Japan in their previous 2 matches. Overall, Iraq have won 12 of their last 19 matches, losing 5 and drawing 2, while Vietnam have won 9 of their last 20 matches, losing 7 and drawing 4.

Iraq have won 5 times (2-1 against Japan on 19th of January, 1-3 against Indonesia on 15th of January, 0-1 against Vietnam on 21st of November, 5-1 against Indonesia on 16th of November and 2-2 against Jordan on 17th of October) and lost once (1-0 against Korea Republic on 6th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Vietnam have won twice (2-1 against Kyrgyzstan on 9th of January and 0-2 against Philippines on 16th of November) and lost 4 times (0-1 against Indonesia on 19th of January, 4-2 against Japan on 14th of January, 0-1 against Iraq on 21st of November and 6-0 against Korea Republic on 17th of October) in their most recent 6 matches.


Iraq and Vietnam have met 4 times since October 2015. Iraq have won 3 times, 1 match ended in a draw. The most recent match between them took place on November 21, 2023 at the Asia. 2nd round of World Cup where Iraq won 0-1. Iraq have scored 6 goals in these 4 head-to-head matches in total while Vietnam have scored 3.

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