The friendly international between Iraq and Malaysia was expected to have been televised live on Malaysian sports channel Astro Arena 810 and Dubai Sport TV however it was refused by the Iraqi FA and coach and the Malaysian coach.
The game had been declassified as a warm-up game because the Iraq FA failed to notify FIFA about the game.
Iraqi supporters had to go to betting websites to get a score of the game, and supposedly Younis (who was on the bench) scored the first and Razzaq Farhan, who last played for Iraq in 2007, netted a second. The first half score line was 2-0 to Iraq. Iraq won the game 3-0 with goals from Mustafa Nadhim and Mohanad Abdul-Rahim (2).