Iraq book the ticket to Rio 2016

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 have reached their first Men’s Olympic Football Tournament since 2004 with a 2-1 extra time victory over  in the AFC U-23 Championship third place play-off.

Ahmed Alaa’s first-half goal for Qatar was cancelled out by Mohanad Abdulraheem’s late leveller before Aymen Hussein headed home in the 109th minute.

The final whistle sparked jubilant scenes as the Lions of Mesopotamia joined Japan and Korea Republic, who will contest the tournament’s final today, in booking their ticket to Rio de Janeiro.

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