Sports Iraq

  • Qatar 1-0 Iraq: Hisham sends Qatar to quarters
    Qatar are into the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals as Bassam Hisham's stunning free kick downed Iraq 1-0. Read more »
  • Asian Cup: South Korea beat Bahrain, to face Qatar in quarterfinals
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    Kim Jin-su's extra-time header took South Korea past a stubborn Bahrain and into the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup on Tuesday as Paulo Bento's side sealed a 2-1 win at Dubai's Rashid Stadium. The goal, scored in stoppage time of the first period of extra time, earned Korea a barely-deserved… Read more »
  • Asian Cup Diaries - Everybody wants Chhetri, an Iraqi dream come true
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    Yusuf before Iraq's game against Vietnam outside the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.   The Asian Cup is considered the World Cup for Asian nations, and one can see a glimpse of that in the playing styles on display. The West Asian nations (Saudi Arabia, Iran) are tough, rugged… Read more »
  • Argentina ease past Iraq as four players score first international goals
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    Iraq Argentina 0 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Argentina easily overcame Iraq 4-0 in a friendly in Saudi Arabia on Thursday with four players scoring their first senior international goals for the twice world champions while German Pezzella also found… Read more »
  • USM Alger officials unconcerned by Saddam Hussein chants
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    Officials of Algerian club USM Alger have played down chants from the side's fans about Saddam Hussein at a match over the weekend that prompted a political crisis. The Iraqi Air Force side, Nadi Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Al-Riyadhi, abandoned the Arab Club Champions Cup quarterfinal against USMA at Omar Hamadi Stadium… Read more »
  • Sven-Goran Eriksson considering Iraq offer after job talks - report
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    Sven-Goran Eriksson's last three coaching jobs have all been with Chinese Super League clubs, including Shanghai SIPG. Iraqi football officials are confident that former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will sign up to lead the country at next year's Asian Cup finals, according to Reuters. Eriksson met with representatives of the… Read more »
  • Iraq urges FIFA to end three-decade home internationals ban
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    Iraq hope they will soon be able to play competitive home internationals again. Iraq wants FIFA to lift its ban on competitive home internationals, the country's sports minister has said. The ban was imposed following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, but the Iraqi authorities hope that the hosting of… Read more »
  • Malaysia outclassed by Iraq in AFC U23 opener in China
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    CHANGSHU -- The hopes of Malaysia making a positive start to the AFC U23 Championship in China suffered a serious blow in their opening game on Wednesday evening as Ong Kim Swee's side were on the wrong side of a 4-1 thrashing by a ruthless Iraq. Safawi Rashid scored late… Read more »
  • Malaysia ready to upset Iraq in AFC U23 opener - Ong Kim Swee
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    CHANGSHU -- Ong Kim Swee believes his Malaysia team can spring a surprise during the country's debut appearance at the AFC U23 Championship as they prepare to play former champions Iraq in China on Wednesday. Malaysia face a potentially daunting task having been drawn to take on Saudi Arabia and… Read more »
  • JDT recruit Adam Nor Azlin primed for AFC U23 challenge
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    Despite being drawn in a tough Group C along with Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Adam Nor Azlin believes Malaysia will be able to give a good account of themselves at this week's 2018 AFC Under-23 Championship in China. The Malaysians will face 2013 champions Iraq in their opening match… Read more »
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