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The Expatriate Question: Two paths Iraq’s Katanec can take to the 2022 World Cup
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The Expatriate Question: Two paths Iraq’s Katanec can take to the 2022 World Cup »

For almost two weeks all the discussions in the Iraqi sports media have been concerning Srećko Katanec’s proposed 23-man squad for the coming

3 Oct, 2018
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Iraq and Katanec’s contract: Smoke, mirrors and Iranian spies!
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Iraq and Katanec’s contract: Smoke, mirrors and Iranian spies! »

On Sunday the Iraq FA released its 37-man squad for the Iraqi national team’s upcoming friendlies with Argentina and Saudi Arabia next month.

25 Sep, 2018
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Srečko Katanec: Iraq need a man of substance
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Srečko Katanec: Iraq need a man of substance »

The 3rd of August 1984 at the Navy-Marine Corps stadium in Annapolis, the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, was the first

18 Aug, 2018
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Turki Al Alshaikh: The Controversial Revolutionary Reshaping Middle Eastern Football – Part 1
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Turki Al Alshaikh: The Controversial Revolutionary Reshaping Middle Eastern Football – Part 1 »

A google search for “Turki Al Alshaikh” pre-2017 would have only yielded scattered results about a wealthy businessman/songwriter most notable for a moderately

1 Jul, 2018
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Written by Wael Jabir
Romário on the bench in Doha: The Brazilian Tourist at Al-Sadd
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Romário on the bench in Doha: The Brazilian Tourist at Al-Sadd »

When the officials of Doha club Al-Sadd offered Brazilian superstar Romário a three-month contract worth US$1.5 million, they thought they knew what they

19 Apr, 2018
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
The Disorderly General: A confused strategy of Iraq’s FA and head coach
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The Disorderly General: A confused strategy of Iraq’s FA and head coach »

At the Iraq FA headquarters yesterday at exactly 12:45am local Baghdad time, the Iraq coach Basim Qasim delivers the names of the 28-man

15 Mar, 2018
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Lifting of FIFA’s ban could be the start of a new era for Iraq
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Lifting of FIFA’s ban could be the start of a new era for Iraq »

A FIFA decision taken on March 16 in the Colombian city of Bogotá to lift the ban on Iraq hosting competitive international matches

13 Mar, 2018
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Younis Mahmoud attempting to alter the post-2003 status quo in Iraqi football, FIFA must monitor the Iraqi FA
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Younis Mahmoud attempting to alter the post-2003 status quo in Iraqi football, FIFA must monitor the Iraqi FA »

The former Iraqi captain Younis Mahmoud conquered Asia in the most difficult of times in the country’s history, and today, as the newly

5 Mar, 2018
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Ali Kadhim: The Iraqi goalscoring legend
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Ali Kadhim: The Iraqi goalscoring legend »

It was both poignant and tragic that Iraq’s great player and the star of the nation’s first Gulf Cup participation Ali Kadhim passed

28 Jan, 2018
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Reds in the Sand: Three Liverpool Men Who Played in UAE
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Reds in the Sand: Three Liverpool Men Who Played in UAE »

Liverpool FC concluded a week-long “warm weather training camp” in Dubai following a hectic holidays’ season schedule. None of the players in the

10 Jan, 2018
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Written by Wael Jabir

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