“Yaser Kasim Does Not Consider Himself An Iraqi & Shouldn’t Play For The National Team”

Yaser Kasim has come under intense scrutiny following a devastating attack by international football agent Najim Mohamad. The Swindon midfielder’s attitude was put into question amid his imminent exclusion from the Iraqi squad to face UAE later this month. Najim, himself an Iraqi national, runs the UAE-based Hattrick Sports Services football agency and currently represents many of Iraq’s European-based footballers including Ali Adnan and Dhurgham Ismail. Najim … Continue reading “Yaser Kasim Does Not Consider Himself An Iraqi & Shouldn’t Play For The National Team”

Player Rating: Iraq 1-2 Saudi Arabia (WCQ Russia 2018)

Player Ratings GK – Mohammed Hameed – A relatively quiet evening for our keeper. However, even though he wasn’t tested much, Hameed maintained his focus and comfortably saved long-range efforts, punched away corners and came out to gather through balls when needed. Also, he has to be credited for his excellent distribution across the pitch. He guessed the correct way for both penalties but wasn’t able … Continue reading Player Rating: Iraq 1-2 Saudi Arabia (WCQ Russia 2018)

Player Rating: Iraq 0-2 Australia (WCQ Russia 2018)

For a more detailed match report of the Iraq 0-2 Australia match, Click Here. Player Ratings   GK – Mohammed Hameed – Made a crucial save seconds into the game. Got down well to make a few other saves. Could only look on as Australia struck bar twice and scored two other goals. . (6.5/10)   RB – Alaa Mhawi – Comfortably dealt with the Australian attack on the … Continue reading Player Rating: Iraq 0-2 Australia (WCQ Russia 2018)

Russia 2018 WCQ Match Review: Iraq vs. Australia

Iraq kicked off their final 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with a whimper. The first match saw Iraq take on reigning Asian Cup champions Australia, in a sold out Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth. On the back off an early exit in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Iraq were hoping to kick start their campaign with a positive result but a win was going to be a tough … Continue reading Russia 2018 WCQ Match Review: Iraq vs. Australia