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

World Stars 5-4 Iraq Stars in Basra

A star-studded Legends game at Basra Stadium ended 5-4 to the World Stars team against a team of Iraqi legends. Younis Mahmoud and Nashat Akram both got on the scoresheet for the team in green, but a brilliant hat-trick from Patrick Kluivert as well as goals from Robert Pires and Luis Garcia consigned the Iraqis to defeat.

The event should help Iraq's pledge to FIFA to lift the ban on competitive international games being held inside the country. Click here to see all nine goals from the game.

Basim Qasim's Iraq win last two WCQ games

Basim Qasim remains unbeaten as Iraq manager with his team beating Thailand and UAE in their final two World Cup qualifiers to finish 5th in Group B with 11 points. Click here to see the goals from the Thailand game, and click here to see the goal from the UAE game.

Eight Iraqis sign for new clubs

  • Alaa Ali Mhawi: Al-Zawraa to Al-Batin (KSA)
  • Rebin Sulaka: Elverum (NOR) to Al-Markhiya (QAT)
  • Ahmed Yasin: AEK (SWE) to BK Hacken (SWE) on loan
  • Ahmed Ibrahim: Al-Emirati (UAE) to Al-Ettifaq (KSA)
  • Yaser Kasim: Swindon Town (ENG) to Northampton Town (ENG)
  • Marwan Hussein: Al-Shorta to Sepahan (IRN)
  • Bashar Rasan: Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya to Persepolis (IRN)
  • Saad Natiq: Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya to Al-Arabi (QAT)

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Last Updated On 09/09/2017 At 21:50 GMT