Hong Kong vs Iraq FIFA World Cup LIVE Football Score 11 June 2021
Iraq will look to increase their lead at the top of World Cup qualification Group C when they take on Hong Kong at the Al Muharraq Stadium in Bahrain this week.
Hong Kong desperately need to pick up some points against Iraq if they are to steal a march on the bigger teams in the group.
Following their 4-1 drubbing of Cambodia earlier this week, Iraq are now top of the group, just two points better off than Iran and Bahrain. In the four games played since Iraq started playing again in May, they have scored 11 goals.
Against Cambodia, Mohanad Ali, Bashar Rasan, Ali Adnan and Safaa Hadi all got on the scoresheet. A win this week could see Iraq go five points clear at the top of the group.
In contrast, Hong Kong are currently adrift in the depths of the group, with the team just four points better off than last-placed Cambodia. Yet, the team are having a go of it, supplementing a win and a draw over Cambodia with another draw against Bahrain.
Last time out, Hong Kong were beaten 3-1 by Iran, with Cheng Siu Kwan scoring a consolation goal for the team in the 85th minute. It remains to be seen whether Hong Kong have what it takes to get the better of Iraq, but a win would certainly come as a major shock to those in the group.
Iraq will look to continue their unbeaten run in Group C of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup when they take on Hong Kong on Friday. The game will take place at the Sheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium in Bahrain. Hong Kong are currently on a four-game losing streak across all competitions and will look to end this poor run of results.
They failed to end their losing streak last Thursday as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Iran. Prior to this, they endured a horrid run in the East Asian Championship back in 2019.
Hong Kong failed to pick up a point from their three games at the tournament, while conceding nine goals and scoring none.
With five points from six games, Hong Kong are currently fourth in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers, four points ahead of last-placed Cambodia.