The Iraqi Foreign Ministry summoned the Algerian ambassador to Iraq following the incident of the match between USM Algiers and the Iraqi Air Force Club.
The incident takes a diplomatic turn with the convocation of the ambassador of Algeria in Iraq. The Iraqi MFA protests, therefore, against pro-Saddam Hussein slogans sung by Usmist supporters at the meeting.
Recall that the Iraqi Air Force team left the field prematurely following these slogans. USM Alger led two goals to zero after leading the first leg in Iraq.
The referee of the match also whistled the end of the game before the end of regulation before the refusal of the Iraqi delegation to return to play the rest of the game.