Iraq defeated India 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation time in their opening match of the King's Cup on Thursday.

The match was a closely contested affair, with both teams creating chances.

Iraq took the lead in the 20th minute through Mohanad Ali, but India equalized through Manvir Singh in the 38th minute.

Iraq went ahead again in the 55th minute through Ali Adnan, but India equalized again in the 80th minute through Sahal Abdul Samad.

The match went to penalties, and Iraq converted all five of their penalties, while India missed one.

The win gives Iraq a good start to their campaign in the King's Cup. They will next face Thailand on Sunday.

– 20': Mohanad Ali gives Iraq the lead.

– 38': Manvir Singh equalizes for India.

– 55': Ali Adnan puts Iraq ahead again.

– 80': Sahal Abdul Samad equalizes for India.

– Penalties: Iraq win 5-4.