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Sahib Abbas – Football saved his life – from the death penalty to Iraq’s number one striker
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Sahib Abbas – Football saved his life – from the death penalty to Iraq’s number one striker »

In the late Nineties the world first heard of the brutal and unforgiving treatment of Saddam Hussein’s son of the Iraqi national team

23 Jun, 2017
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
19 Years On: When Iran Defeated Their Nemesis
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19 Years On: When Iran Defeated Their Nemesis »

In modern day football where billions of pounds are spent into an industry that stretches all over the world, the phrase

21 Jun, 2017
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Written by Sina Saemian
The Gulf crisis, Fossati’s resignation and the naturalisation conundrum
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The Gulf crisis, Fossati’s resignation and the naturalisation conundrum »

At the final whistle, there was elation and relief all around. Each player expressed it in different ways – Akram Afif, who had

14 Jun, 2017
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Written by Ahmed Hashim
Iraq v Japan: The history
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Iraq v Japan: The history »

Basim Qasim’s Iraq go into their World Cup qualifier with group leaders Japan at the Pas stadium in Tehran tomorrow with nothing to

12 Jun, 2017
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Basim Qasim: The General with no war to fight
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Basim Qasim: The General with no war to fight »

There was a unified outward message sent out by the officials ruling over Iraq’s sports organisations at a record capacity crowd of almost

10 Jun, 2017
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Iraq beat Jordan in first game after lifting of FIFA ban
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Iraq beat Jordan in first game after lifting of FIFA ban »

Iraq beat Jordan 1-0 in the southern city of Basra in the first match played in Iraq after FIFA’s ban on hosting international

1 Jun, 2017
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak

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