At 7:00 p.m. tonight (November 21), the Vietnamese team will have an important match with Iraq at My Dinh Stadium. The winning team in this match has a great chance to win tickets to the third qualifying round of the 2026 World Cup.
The world press has made predictions about the result of the match between the Vietnam and Iraq teams. In particular, the majority favored victory for the West Asian team.
Khel Now (India) newspaper commented: “The Iraqi team will march to My Dinh Stadium to meet the Vietnamese team in the second round of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. The Vietnamese home team has high confidence after the war. won against the Philippines a few days ago.
Meanwhile, Iraq also won a jubilant victory with a score of 5-1 against Indonesia. They want to continue the winning momentum when marching to My Dinh Stadium.
In the past, the Vietnamese team never won against Iraq. Last time, Iraq won 3-2 against the “Golden Star Warriors” in the 2019 Asian Cup.
Commenting on the result of the match, Khel Now newspaper wrote: “This is a fierce match. Both teams really want to win. However, Iraq is still better than the home team. They can aim for victory.” win away from home”.
Khel Now newspaper predicts that the Vietnamese team will fail with a score of 0-2 against Iraq.
Sporting News (UK) commented: “Except for home field advantage, the Vietnamese team has nothing to compare with Iraq. They are ranked 94th on the FIFA rankings, 26 places lower than Iraq.
In the past, the Vietnamese team did not know the smell of victory when confronting Iraq. They may continue to receive sad results in today’s match.”
The British newspaper predicted that the Vietnamese team would lose 1-2 to Iraq.
Bola newspaper (Indonesia) highly appreciated the Vietnamese team: “The 2-0 victory over the Philippines gave more confidence to coach Troussier’s team. The French strategist has relieved great pressure and can focus on match against Iraq.
Meanwhile, the away team is missing many pillars, notably captain Amjad Attwan. Besides, a series of other players such as Saad Natiq, Danilo Al Saed, Ahmed Farhan, Hammoud Mashaan, Andre Alsanati and Zidane Iqbal are absent for different reasons.
Recent confrontations between the two teams have had a narrow gap. There is not a big difference in level between the two teams. Iraq flourished after the victory over Indonesia, but the Vietnamese team has home field advantage.”
Bola newspaper predicts a draw between the two teams with a score of 2-2.
Another Indonesian newspaper, Atjeh Daily, commented: “The two teams, Iraq and Vietnam, are far beyond the level of the Philippines and Indonesia. Iraq proved their superiority when they crushed Indonesia with a score of 5-1 a few days ago.
They completely controlled the match and did not give coach Shin Tae Yong and his team a chance to protest.
Similarly, the Vietnamese team also had a great performance and left the Philippines’ naturalized stars speechless. Therefore, the great battle between the Vietnam and Iraq teams promises to be extremely attractive.
The Vietnamese team is not allowed to make mistakes like Indonesia in the match against Iraq. They also need to limit fouls in front of goal if they do not want to be punished by Ali Adnan. However, stopping the West Asian team is not simple.”
Atjeh Daily newspaper chose the score 2-1 in favor of Iraq in the match against the Vietnamese team.