PODCAST – April 2016: Radhi Shenaishil Appointment & World Cup Qualifiers

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

Feature: Osama Rashid Returns To Save Iraqi Football

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

FEATURE: Younis Mahmoud – What next for Iraq’s beleaguered captain?

The Lion Heart PELÉ OF DIBBIS Iraq’s national side is known to its loyal supporters as the Lions of Mesopotamia – a term first coined during the team’s heroics at the 2004 Olympic Games. Their talismanic No.10, Younis Mahmoud, was one of those young lions in Athens, and twelve years on, the Iraqi captain is the only remaining Lion, standing amongst a fledgling pride of cubs, eyeing … Continue reading FEATURE: Younis Mahmoud – What next for Iraq’s beleaguered captain?