Osama Rashid Signs For PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Iraqi international and ex-Holland youth player, Osama Rashid has signed a two year contract with Bulgarian side PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv. The move follows Osama’s impressive campaign with SC Farense, where the midfielder featured 41 times for the Portuguese outfit and proved instrumental to the side. The 24 year old demonstrated a keen eye for goal, netting eight times for the Leões de Faro as well as assisting … Continue reading Osama Rashid Signs For PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Rio 2016 – 7 Things We Learnt About Iraq In The Olympics Men’s Football

Following Iraq’s exit from the Olympics Men’s football, we look back at the many talking points of the tournament. Elimination from the tournament may feel like a crushing blow as of now – especially given that our wounds are still sore and blistered. Therefore, following extensive reflection, we have settled for 7 worthy points to discuss in the hope that we can at least appreciate some of … Continue reading Rio 2016 – 7 Things We Learnt About Iraq In The Olympics Men’s Football

Rio 2016 Match Review: Iraq 1-1 South Africa

Football can often be a force that unites an entire nation when all else has failed. However, there are times when football can crush a country’s spirit after a disappointing result. Having produced two memorable performances in the first two group games – against Denmark and then Brazil – all eyes were on Iraq to take on Bafana Bafana. The Lions of Mesopotamia were expected to put the … Continue reading Rio 2016 Match Review: Iraq 1-1 South Africa

Feature: “Iraq’s 2004 Olympics Respite”

The following article is a direct translation of extracts taken from French sports website SoFoot.com, featuring IraqFootball.me’s Hassanane Balal and IraqSports’ Hassanin Mubarak. Both individuals were interviewed by journalist William Vénétitay, whose article can be read in full here. This article remains the property of SoFoot.com and has been solely translated for Iraqi football fans who do not speak French – this article is not the … Continue reading Feature: “Iraq’s 2004 Olympics Respite”

RIO 2016 Match Review: Iraq 0:0 Brazil

Following an impressive draw against Denmark in the group opener, where Iraq dominated possession and had the greater of the chances throughout the game, it was interesting to see how the Lions of Mesopotamia will fare against much tougher opposition in the form of Neymar’s Brazil. Going into the game, it was widely expected that Iraq would be humbled against a star-studded Brazilian side with the … Continue reading RIO 2016 Match Review: Iraq 0:0 Brazil

RIO 2016 Match Review: Iraq 0:0 Denmark

The Lions of Mesopotamia kicked off proceedings in the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 by taking on Denmark in an entertaining first game that somehow failed to record any goals. Prior to kick off, Iraq were seen as major underdogs by both pundits and bookies. 90 minutes later and the team in green had left the Estadio Nacional field with their pride intact following a positive performance. … Continue reading RIO 2016 Match Review: Iraq 0:0 Denmark

Ali Husni Signs For Turkish Side Çaykur Rizespor

Ali Husni Faisal has put pen to paper with Turkish side Çaykur Rizespor for an undisclosed fee. The Iraqi international has signed a five year deal that should keep him at the club until 2021. He will be joining fellow Iraqi international Dhurgham Ismail, who is the club’s current defensive left back. Rizespor play in the Turkish Super Lig, the top division in the country. The … Continue reading Ali Husni Signs For Turkish Side Çaykur Rizespor

Ali Abbas Leaves Sydney FC To Sign With K League’s Pohang Steelers

Following Ali Abbas’ departure from Sydney FC, the left-back has been quick to find a club for him to ply his trade for next season. Abbas’ contract was terminated through mutual agreement between the player and the Australian side after the player expressed his interest at moving abroad to the Far-East of Asia. His transfer comes after a successful spell in Australia, where the 29 … Continue reading Ali Abbas Leaves Sydney FC To Sign With K League’s Pohang Steelers

Feature: When Football Remains Iraq’s Final Glimmer Of Hope – A Tribute To Iskandariya’s 43 Martyrs

A Football Field, Where Dreams And Goals Were Once Paved, Now Sits A Makeshift Memorial Site. Few nations have experienced suffering in the same measure that Iraqis have. Decades of oppression and corruption have stolen the lives and futures of countless individuals across the country. Sadly, the situation only seems to be getting worse by the day with no visible light at the end of a seemingly endless tunnel.   It … Continue reading Feature: When Football Remains Iraq’s Final Glimmer Of Hope – A Tribute To Iskandariya’s 43 Martyrs

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 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