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Five years after a surprising run to the Asian Cup title, Iraq is gearing up to play for another global football trophy. The Iraqis last week qualified for the 2013 Under-20 World Cup, which will be held in Turkey.
The Iraqi Football Association says it will pay 400,000 euros ($527,000) in compensation to former national coach Egil Olsen, who was fired after the then Asian champions were knocked out of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
Hosting an Arab summit may be Iraq's way of opening up after years of conflict, but Baghdad's residents have been left smarting as swathes of the city have been largely shut down for it to do so. The Iraqi capital's already gnarling traffic has all
Iraq will have to play all their home qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup and next year`s London Olympics at a neutral venue due to fears over security, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday...The letter added that the country will have
Brazilian football legend Zico reached an initial agreement with the Iraqi Football Association to become the new national coach. Zico, who played in three World Cups for the Seleção in the seventies and eighties, led the
The Brazilian soccer great Zico is set to coach the Iraqi national team through the 2014 World Cup in his home country. The player who starred for Brazil at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups said only minor details need to be
Iraq appealed to Bahraini authorities to release an Iraqi football player who was detained in the Gulf kingdom this year during anti-government protests, Iraqi football officials and diplomats said Sunday. The president of the Iraqi Football
the man who would be king by News Source on June 18, 2011 Ben Van Heuvelen writes: Iraqi government forces arrived at the headquarters of the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO) at about 2 a.m. on Feb. 23, half a block from Baghdad's Firdos
A 100-day deadline set by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki amid nationwide protests expires on Tuesday, though the premier has pulled back from the threat of major changes if ministers did not shape up. Though signs of progress are visible, from
German coach Wolfgang Sidka on Monday signed on as manager of the Iraqi national football team ahead of its defence of its 2007 Asia Cup championship in Qatar next year. The 56-year-old, a former manager at Werder Bremen, put his name to a one-year