The Lions of Mesopotamia

Katanec to scout Olympic side

Iraq boss Srečko Katanec's request to attend the upcoming AFC U-23 Championship has been accepted. The coach wants to use the opportunity to scout new, exciting players from the Olympic team to utilise in the senior side.

Iraq exit Arabian Gulf Cup on pens

Iraq have been eliminated on penalties at the semi-final stage of the Arabian Gulf Cup for the second time in a row. Bahrain triumphed over the Lions of Mesopotamia 5-3 in the shootout after Mimi and Bayesh had scored in a 2-2 draw.

Basra to host 25th Arabian Gulf Cup

The 25th Arabian Gulf Cup in 2021 will be hosted in Basra, Iraq. It will be the first edition of the tournament to be held in the country since 1979 and follows on from the last WAFF Championship that was successfully held in Iraq earlier this year.

Upcoming Matches:

Hong Kong vs. Iraq
World Cup/Asian Cup Qualifiers
Venue: So Kon Po, Hong Kong
31 March 2020
Time: TBC

Iraq vs. Cambodia
World Cup/Asian Cup Qualifiers

Venue: Basra, Iraq
4 June 2020
Time: TBC

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Last Updated On 09/12/2019 At 22:49 GMT