In Erbil: Enthusiasts enjoy affiliated soccer's return to Iraq
Two Baghdad clubs, Air Force Club and Al-Zawraa, play in Erbil's Franso Hariri Stadium on Monday night.
Thousands of fans came to the Kurdistan Region because of the security and cooler temperatures to take in the match.
It is the first internationally sanctioned football match in Iraq since 2013.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
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