Welcome to IraqFootball.me’s new and exclusive News Round-Up, where we will be recapping news regarding the Iraq national team on a fortnightly basis. Remember to subscribe to our website in order to be the first to read our exclusive interviews, news and features. Fifa have intervened with AFC’s decision to ban Iraq from playing their international football matches in Iran. Throughout the World Cup Qualification so … Continue reading 04/16 News Round-Up: FIFA Intervene As Saudi Arabia Refuse To Play Iraq, Radhi Hires A New Spanish Goalkeeper Coach & Friendly Match Arranged
Welcome to the first ever Iraq Football Podcast. We’re delighted to have SoccerIraq team up with IraqFootball to bring you this exclusive monthly podcast where we discuss the latest news and events shaping the future of Iraqi football. We have a packed show for you today, where we review the Iraq games against Thailand and Vietnam, examine Radhi Shenaishil’s appointment as head coach of the … Continue reading PODCAST – April 2016: Radhi Shenaishil Appointment & World Cup Qualifiers
After a fairly impressive debut season in Seria A, reports are starting to emerge that Ali Adnan has been issued with an ultimatum by his club Udinese. The Iraqi international begun the season as a regular starter under previous manager Stefano Colantuono but has recently seen himself on the bench following the managerial appointment Luigi De Canio. Rumour had it that Ali was unsettled in … Continue reading Ali Adnan Set To Leave Udinese
The Estadio Maracana’s auditorium was host to the Olympics men’s football today, which involved our own beloved Iraq. The tournament sees 16 teams go head-to-head for the much sought medals awarded to the competition top three finalists. Teams were separated into four separate pots, from which a single team was selected to form the final groups at Rio 2018. After the Lions of Mesopotamiat were placed … Continue reading Rio 2016: Iraq Olympics Draws Held
Iraq have been plotted in the ‘group of death’, with them facing the likes of U.A.E, Australia and Japan. The fixtures for the group will commence in September 2016 and conclude the following September. This gives the Iraq FA only six months to organise its national team in order to mount a proper challenge for qualification, something the current side has no hope of doing given … Continue reading Iraq World Cup Qualfiers Fixture List
After a fortunate progression into the final round of qualification for the World Cup 2018, Iraq have been awarded with an extremely challenging draw. It is expected Radhi Shenaishil will lead the squad into the campaign that will see them facing the elite of Asian football. The draw, held in Kuala Lumpur, saw twelve teams separate into two different groups, from which the top two … Continue reading Iraq Placed In A Tough World Cup Qualifier Draw
– Childhood – I was born in Baghdad and come from a family of four – my parents and an older brother. My father and brother are both civil engineers. Nobody in my family is a footballer but we all support football teams and like to play football – my father supports Liverpool and my older brother supports Manchester United, so obviously there’s a bit … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: Meeting Aldin Al Zubaidi – Iraq, Scotland and More.
Iraq have somehow qualified from the first stage of the World Cup Qualifiers group after a series of disastrous results and performances. Radhi Shenaishil, who took over from the calamitous Hakeem Shakir, somehow steadied a sinking ship and pushed Iraq to four place in the Asian Cup 2015. Sadly, his appointment was only on a temporary basis, with him soon returning to his club duties with Qatar … Continue reading Radhi Shenaishil Appointed As Iraq National Team Head Coach
In 2011, Osama Rashid was selected to represent the Iraqi national team in a friendly match against Kuwait. The midfielder, a surprise call-up and one of the first so called ‘expat’ players to feature for Iraq, looked on as Iraq’s iconic captain Younis Mahmoud felt a pain in his hamstring. After receiving treatment, the physio indicates Younis will have to be replaced. The German coach, Wolfgang Sidka, has a word … Continue reading Feature: Osama Rashid Returns To Save Iraqi Football
Over the past week, a plethora of young Iraqi talent have signed up with Persian Stars Ltd, a football agency run by none other than Behrooz Dezhbod. We had the pleasure of meeting Behrooz a few months ago, where he discussed his interest in working with Iraqi footballers. The football agent was the former representative of Iraqi superstar Nashat Akram as well as current international … Continue reading Feature: Iraqi Footballers Soon To Flood Europe?