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Here's what has been going on in Iraqi football lately...

Amjad Radhi recalled to national team

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya's Amjad Radhi has been called up to the national team for the first time in years ahead of Iraq's August friendly in Palestine. The Falcons' talisman is the current leading scorer in the Iraqi Premier League and has impressed Basim Qasim in the process, despite the striker having only scored twice in 35 previous caps for the Lions.

Iraq announce squad for 2018 Asian Games

Iraq's 20-man squad for the 2018 Asian Games that starts in August has been announced. The players in bold are above the age of 23.

GK: Jalal Hassan, Ali Kadhim, Mahdi Hashim
DF: Mohammed Abdul-Karim, Saad Natiq, Raad Fanar, Ahmed Abdul-Ridha, Hussam Kadhim, Mustafa Mohammed Maan, Mustafa Mohammed Jabir, Alaa Mhawi
MF: Safaa Hadi, Amjad Attwan, Jassim Mohammed, Mazin Fayyadh, Humam Tariq, Karrar Nabil
FW: Mohammed Dawood, Alaa Abbas, Mohanad Ali

Iraq drawn with rivals Iran in Asian Cup

Iraq will face Iran, Vietnam and Yemen in the group stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The 2007 champions will need to either finish as group winners, group runners-up or one of the four best third-placed teams from the six groups in order to qualify for the Round of 16.

FIFA lifts Iraqi stadium ban for three cities

The FIFA Council decided to lift the ban on Iraq hosting competitive matches in the cities of Basra, Karbala and Erbil and in the meantime will monitor the situation in Baghdad. This means Iraq can now host World Cup qualifiers at home while their clubs can host AFC Cup and Arab Club Champions Cup games.

Palestine vs. Iraq
Friendly Match
Venue: Ramallah, Palestine
4 August 2018
Time: TBC

Iraq vs. Vietnam
2019 AFC Asian Cup
Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE
8 January 2019
13:30 GMT

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Last Updated On 30/06/2018 At 01:17 GMT