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Iraq and Katanec on the World Cup trail
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“If you want the result immediately from me in Asia Cup then you can start to bring another coach, because I have no

4 Sep, 2019
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Demanding league titles without understanding the history behind them
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Demanding league titles without understanding the history behind them »

“If the Iraq FA fails to return the titles before 1974 it would be removing the history of the past,” Iraqi football supporters,

25 Jul, 2019
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Was Iraq’s football history stolen in 1974?
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Was Iraq’s football history stolen in 1974? »

On 18 August 1974 the decision from the Iraq Football Association to annul the Iraqi League of Clubs and Institutions (“Dawr Al-Nadi wa

22 Jul, 2019
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Iraq’s post-truth wikipedia league champions: How four titles became six
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Iraq’s post-truth wikipedia league champions: How four titles became six »

I find it both bizarre and laughable that I had to write this article to point out there was no winner of the

16 Jul, 2019
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Mohanad Ali could have broken barriers but instead follows same old trend
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Mohanad Ali could have broken barriers but instead follows same old trend »

The life of a footballer in Iraq has evolved from last century, even in the early days when Saddam Hussein’s son Uday permitted

8 Jul, 2019
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Iraqi government get involved in Jiloan Hamad-FIFA affair
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Iraqi government get involved in Jiloan Hamad-FIFA affair »

The Iraqi government has got involved in the issue between player Jiloan Hamad and FIFA and his eligibility to represent the Lions of

4 Jul, 2019
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
The Ryan Babel (Flop of the Season) Award
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The Ryan Babel (Flop of the Season) Award »

He might be playing in the UEFA Nations League final, but when it comes to Middle Eastern football, there is no bigger flop

9 Jun, 2019
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Written by Wael Jabir
Ahdaaf Alternative Awards – The Titus Bramble Award
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Ahdaaf Alternative Awards – The Titus Bramble Award »

Close-Second

Competition was fierce for the honour of being the inaugural recipient of this award, named after the iconic former Newcastle United, Wigan

7 Jun, 2019
194
Written by Wael Jabir
Mohanad Ali: Iraq’s rising new star
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Mohanad Ali: Iraq’s rising new star »

Iraqi football fans have waited patiently for a natural goalscorer to take the mantle of former captain Younis Mahmoud and the young Mohanad Ali who today played his 100th game finally looks to be the player everyone has been waiting for. Meme (pronounced Mimi) is a child prodigy, who has been destined to reach the top, beating a court case to play for Iraq and after breaking out at the 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE, top European clubs have shown interest in the youngster, here is his story.

10 May, 2019
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Fahad Al-Ghesheyan: Cruyff of the Desert
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Fahad Al-Ghesheyan: Cruyff of the Desert »

Fahad Al-Ghesheyan was one of the best right wingers in the history of Saudi football, a talented footballer whose acrimonious transfer from Saudi

29 Mar, 2019
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak

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