Saudi Arabia to build 135,000 seat stadium in Iraq

The king of Saudi Arabia is paying to have a 135,000 seat stadium built in Iraq as a result of a 4-1 friendly soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that saw Iraq as the winner. The game was an upset. Saudi Arabia qualified for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. Iraq, like the United States, did not qualify for the World Cup.

The stadium once built will be the largest in the world.

What are they going to do with the stadium once it’s built? The largest soccer stadium currently in Iraq seats a 65,000.

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