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

Six Iraqis sign for new clubs

21 year-old Iraqi right-back Alaa Ali Mhawi (pictured) has moved from Iraqi champions Al-Zawraa to Saudi outfit Al-Batin, while fellow international defender Rebin Sulaka has joined Qatar Stars League side Al-Markhiya.

Winger Ahmed Yasin has gone on loan to BK Hacken of Sweden and centre-back Ahmed Ibrahim moves to Saudi club Al Ettifaq. Midfielder Yaser Kasim attempts to reignite his career at League One side Northampton Town, and finally Marwan Hussein of Al Shorta will sign for Iranian club Sepahan in August.

Naft Al-Wasat set to represent Iraq in Alexandria

Naft Al-Wasat will play against ES Tunis (Tunisia), Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) and Al-Merrikh (Sudan) in Group C of the Arab Club Championship, starting July 22. The prestigious competition has been won by two Iraqi clubs, namely Al-Shorta and Al-Rasheed.

Iraq move up 17 places in World Rankings

Iraq are now 103rd in the FIFA World Rankings for the month of July, after advancing 17 places. This comes after Iraq defeated Jordan and drew with South Korea and Japan under the helm of interim coach Basim Qasim.

Never-ending Iraqi League reaches 11 months

The 2016-17 Iraqi Premier League, which began on 15 September last year, is set to end on 10 August, despite temperatures reaching above 50 degrees Celsius. This has put the future of the 2016-17 Iraqi FA Cup in doubt due to the lack of time available before next season, with the Iraqi Super Cup already being cancelled early on in the campaign.

Thailand vs. Iraq

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

31 August 2017

12:00 GMT

Iraq vs. United Arab Emirates

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Venue: Tehran, Iran

5 September 2017

Time: TBC


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Last Updated On 17/07/2017 At 21:01 GMT