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Columbus forward Justin Meram named to Iraq squad for Gulf Cup
The necessary approvals and papers came through about a month ago and removed the last hurdles along the way. He received the news shortly thereafter: Iraq national team manager Hakeem Shaker included him in the squad to play in the Gulf Cup this ...
Tailgating in Tehran as Capital Shuts for Soccer Clash
After the national team qualified for the 2014 World Cup final stage by upsetting South Korea in Seoul, Iranians poured into the streets to celebrate, ignoring the security forces. During the competition last summer, President Hassan Rouhani tweeted a ...
Why the A-League needs more foreign marquee players
Ali Abbas would have been called up by Iraq if the Gulf Cup was a FIFA-protected tournament, while Besart Berisha would be part of the Albanian squad if he was prepared to do the long-haul travel. It's all a positive for the A-League. When Newcastle ...
Jihadi wave tests Tunisia's young democracy
SOUSSE, Tunisia, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Tunisians were used to seeing Nidhal Selmi belting around a stadium, proudly sporting his country's red and white colours as a defender on the national football squad. So it was a shock when he ... By government ...
Five-star Oman, UAE qualify for Gulf Cup semi-finals
Times of Oman
Al Ruzaiqi, who joined the Oman squad as an injury replacement 10 days ago, grabbed his first international goal three minutes into first-half stoppage time. He completed his hat-trick with two goals inside the first 15 minutes of the second half ...
Young ISL Performers Can Graduate to Indian Team: Sunil Chhetri
New Delhi: Impressed with the performance of some of the youngsters playing in the ongoing Indian Super League, India captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said that they deserved to be considered for national team selection. The likes of C S ... Some of ...
Samurai Blue edge rival Australia
The Japan News
By Sean Carroll / Special to The Japan NewsOSAKA — The rivalry between Japan and Australia has steadily developed into one of the biggest in Asian soccer, and the latest clash between the sides — in which Japan edged 2-1 in Osaka on Tuesday night ...
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)