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Here's what has been going on in Iraqi football lately...
A penalty from Saad Abdul-Amir saw Iraq pick up a confidence-boosting 1-0 friendly win away against Iran, ending Team Melli's two-year unbeaten streak. You can read our match report and see the goal here.

FIFA delegates impressed with Basra facilities

FIFA have finally visited to Iraq's biggest stadiums in Basra, Karbala and Erbil and are reportedly impressed with the facilities, especially in Basra. According to rumours, they are willing to allow Iraq to hold a friendly game at the stadium soon.

Iraqi League to end on July 17

As per usual, the Iraqi Premier League has overrun, with multiple games being postponed and the halfway stage has barely been reached. The Iraq FA have said that the league season will end on July 17, despite Ramadan starting in late May.

Four Iraqis join new clubs

Saad Abdul-Amir (pictured) has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Saudi champions Al-Ahli, while winger Ahmed Yasin has moved to Qatari club Muaither SC on a four month loan from Swedish side AIK.

Meanwhile, striker Mohanad Abdul-Raheem has returned to Iraqi side Al-Zawraa following Emirati club Al-Nasr's decision to release him, and young winger Ali Husni has transferred from Al-Minaa to Al-Arabi of the Kuwaiti League.

Saudi Arabia vs. Iraq

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Venue: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

28 March 2017

17:30 GMT

Iraq vs. Japan

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Venue: Tehran, Iran

13 June 2017

Time: TBC

 

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Last Updated On 23/03/2017 At 17:03 GMT