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Players Union joins FFA to investigate Abbas incident
Sydney Morning Herald
The A-League players' union will join forces with Football Federation of Australia to assist in the investigation of alleged racial abuse directed at Sydney FC player Ali Abbas during Saturday's Sydney derby which could lead to an unprecedented ...
In Iraq, Celebration and Then Violence
New York Times
While Iraqis were enjoying the victory of the national soccer team with celebratory gunfire, gunmen took advantage of the sounds of the shooting and opened fire on three police checkpoints in Baghdad, killing seven officers, according to police sources ...
Youth leagues seen as soccer farms
The national soccer team disappointed fans and officials on Wednesday with a lackluster performance in a qualifying match for the 2015 Asian Cup, losing 1-3 to Iraq. China's team still managed to scrape through into the finals of the competition, which ...
Humiliated progression earns no compliments for Chinese soccer
Many say that the only thing the Chinese national soccer team never fail at is disappointing their loyal fans - if there are any. Congratulations ... Before the clash with Iraq, China were second in Group C, two points ahead of third-placed Iraq. Iraq ...
Why is the Ukrainian soccer team still playing matches?
Swarthmore College The Phoenix Online
The Ukrainian National Football Team played the US on Tuesday night in Cyprus. And I ended up trying to figure ... After the invasion of Iraq, it was key that the Iraqi FA kept going and played competitive matches against other countries. In the ...
China names Alain Perrin new national coach
Although football is wildly popular in China, the national squad is a perennial underperformer and has qualified for only one World Cup, in 2002. Ranked 88th in the world, sandwiched between Gabon and New Zealand, the team has long suffered from ...
Proud despite failed mission
New Straits Times
DESPITE the futility of their Asian Cup qualifying mission, the national team earned praise for the mental fortitude and fighting spirit they displayed to beat Yemen 2-1 in Al Ain on Wednesday. Playing with 10 men from the 10th minute following the ...
A look at the family of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi
He also briefly played for an Italian soccer club and led Libya's national soccer team. Al-Saadi fled to Niger in ... AISHA GADHAFI — A lawyer in her mid-30s, Aisha helped defend Iraq's Saddam Hussein in the trial that led to his hanging. Gadhafi's ...
Sport in conflict: can cricket heal war-torn Afghanistan?
In 2007, Iraq's national soccer team completed one of sport's great fairytales by winning the Asian Cup. The victory provided a rare moment for celebration in the war-torn nation. As Iraq's Brazilian coach Jorvan Vieira told a news conference following ...
They should have just terminated his contract once the country failed to qualify for the 2014 Soccer World Cup that will be held in Brail in three months' time. By now, we should have started with a rebuilding process and made our Under-23 the main ...
Iraqi Football Association Info & Statistics
||Founded: 1948, Affiliated: 1950
||Jerseys: White, Shorts:White, Stockings:White
|World Cup Appearances
||First: Asian Nations Cup (2007)
||Fourth: Olympic Football Tournament Final (2004), FIFA U-20 World Cup Final (2013)