Group C: Resilient Iraq edge Saudi Arabia for top spot

Doha: Iraq completed their turnaround at the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024™ with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia to emerge the Group C winners on...
THE-AFC.COM 3 hours ago

Uzbekistan delight Venancio Lopez; Iraq worry Cacau

Bangkok: Uzbekistan completed their AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Thailand 2024 Group B campaign with a perfect record of three victories, and head coach...
THE-AFC.COM 20 hours ago

Group B: Fightback takes Iraq through

Bangkok: A stirring fightback saw Iraq defeat Australia 6-2 in Group B of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand 2024™ at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 21

Preview - Group C: Saudi Arabia v Iraq

Doha: Saudi Arabia are gunning to finish their AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024™ Group C challenge with a perfect record when they play Iraq at Khalifa...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 21

Group B: Uzbekistan determined to stay perfect; Iraq focused on victory

Bangkok: Uzbekistan are vying to extend their winning momentum when they face Saudi Arabia on Matchday Three in Group B of the AFC Futsal Asian...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 20

Shenaishil delighted with Iraq's response

Al Wakrah:  Head coach Radhi Shenaishil praised Iraq for the strong recovery which led to their 4-2 win over Tajikistan in an AFC U23 Asian Cup...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 20

Group B: Uzbekistan eyeing to stay perfect; Iraq focused on victory

Bangkok: Uzbekistan are vying to extend their winning momentum when they face Saudi Arabia on Matchday Three in Group B of the AFC Futsal Asian...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 20

Group C: Tajikistan 2-4 Iraq

Al Wakrah:  Iraq revived their AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024™ knockout stage hopes with a 4-2 win over Tajikistan at the Al Janoub Stadium on...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 19

Group B: Iraq 1-4 Uzbekistan

Bangkok: Uzbekistan took a huge step towards the quarter-finals of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand™ 2024 after defeating Iraq 4-1 in their Group...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 19

Matrix IT backs British Army's 'Tigers' with new football kits

Matrix IT has helped to kit out a football team of a British Army Unit, composed of active-duty soldiers with service backgrounds in Iraq and...
PORTSMOUTH NEWS Apr 19

Fifa to discuss banning Israel from football after five countries back Palestine’s proposal

The Palestinian FA's proposal has the backing of Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Yemen.
CITYAM.COM Apr 18

Preview - Group C: Tajikistan v Iraq

Al Wakrah: Head coach Radhi Shenaishil is focused on leveraging Iraq’s extensive preparation to inspire a turnaround when they take on Tajikistan...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 18

Group B: Uzbekistan, Iraq set for exciting battle

Bangkok: Uzbekistan meet Iraq in a top of the table clash in Group B of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Thailand 2024, while Australia will be aiming to...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 18

Group B: Saudi Arabia 1-5 Iraq

Bangkok: Iraq powered to a 5-1 win over Saudi Arabia in their AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand™ 2024 Group B opener at the Bangkok Arena on Wednesday.
THE-AFC.COM Apr 17

Ithsara lauds Thailand display, Shenaishil seeks Iraq response

Al Wakrah: Thailand head coach Ithsara Sritharo was left in admiration of his team's efforts after leading them to victory against Iraq on Tuesday...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 17

Group C: Iraq 0-2 Thailand

Al Wakrah: Thailand got off to a dream start in the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024™ after they produced a 2-0 victory against Iraq in their Group C...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 16

Preview - Group C: Iraq v Thailand

Doha: Group C pair Iraq and Thailand are looking to make an impression at the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024™ as they prepare to face off in their...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 15

Brit holidaymakers face cancelled flights & longer journeys following ‘biggest single air travel disruption since 2001’

BRIT holidaymakers are being warned to expect cancelled flights and longer plane journeys following the ‘biggest single disruption to air travel...
THE SUN Apr 15

Footballer Osama Vinladen has brother named Sadam Husein and sister called Georgia Bush

What do a former US President, a former Iraqi President and the former leader of Al-Qaeda have in common – they're all part of one big happy family...
DAILY STAR Apr 4

The Glasgow SAS hero sent to assasinate Pablo Escobar – who ended up running a pub

PETER McAleese was one of twelve ex-soldiers tasked with the murder of feared drugs lord Pablo Escobar. After surviving the danger-filled...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Mar 30

Meet ‘tough as nails’ Ipswich striker who escaped Saddam Hussein

Ali Al-Hamadi tells Henry Winter that his superpower is his belief after being forced to flee Iraq as a child and growing up as a Muslim in Liverpool
THETIMES.CO.UK Mar 28

Potters complete international duty

International period concludes Ten Potters in action for their nations Players involved in different age groups at international level Stoke...
STOKE CITY FC OFFICIAL SITE Mar 27

Casas pleased tweaks worked for Iraq; Shin proud of Indonesia's improvement

Manila: Head coach Jesus Casas said learnings from the first meeting against Philippines paved the way for a 5-0 success on Tuesday that saw Iraq...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 27

Group F: Philippines 0-5 Iraq

Manila: Iraq cruised into the next round of preliminaries for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and booked their berth at the AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 26

Preview - Group F: Vietnam v Indonesia; Philippines v Iraq

Kuala Lumpur: Nguyen Filip has called for Vietnam to take the initiative against Indonesia in their Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2 for...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 25

Preview: Philippines vs. Iraq - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Qualifying - Asia clash between Philippines and Iraq, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Mar 24

Casas proud of Iraq's resolve

Basra:Jesus Casas was delighted to see Iraq come through a tough test after they beat Philippines 1-0 in the Preliminary Joint Qualification –...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 22

Group F: Iraq 1-0 Philippines

Basra: Iraq made it three wins out of three after edging the Philippines 1-0 in Group F of the Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2 for the...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 21

Preview - Group F: Indonesia v Vietnam; Iraq v Philippines

Kuala Lumpur: It will be a repeat of their AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ clash when Indonesia host Vietnam in Group F of the Preliminary Joint...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 20

Preview: Iraq vs. Philippines - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Thursday's World Cup Qualifying - Asia clash between Iraq and Philippines, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Mar 20

Ten Potters set for March international duty

Junho, Manhoef, Thompson and Johnson all called up Six Academy players set to feature during March break Junho and Dixon receive first call-ups for...
STOKE CITY FC OFFICIAL SITE Mar 19

FIFA World Cup 2026 AFC Asian Qualifiers: March Match Schedule

During FIFA Matchday, one of the confederations that will see official activity is the AFC. Here you can watch which games and what dates and times...
BOLAVIP US Mar 18

Japan remain Asia's best; Iraq make entry

Kuala Lumpur: Japan moved up one spot to seventh in the latest FIFA Women's World Ranking released on Thursday.
THE-AFC.COM Mar 15

Al-Hamadi Out of Iraq Squad

Blues striker Ali Al-Hamadi has reportedly asked to be left out of Iraq's games during the upcoming international window.
TWTD.CO.UK Mar 10

Al-Hamadi Wins Iraqi Award

Blues striker Ali Al-Hamadi has won the Iraq Soccer Star award for the Best Iraqi Player Outside of Iraq in 2023, the second successive year he has...
TWTD.CO.UK Mar 7

Sky Sports forced to apologise for Ipswich star during live TV interview after dramatic win over Bristol City

SKY SPORTS had to apologise to viewers after Ipswich Town hero Ali Al-Hamadi dropped some X-rated language live on air. The Tractor Boys remain...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Mar 6

Inside abandoned hotel once frequented by Saddam Hussein & owned by US porn baron left to decay and covered in graffiti

AN abandoned hotel with a colourful past and once renowned for scandal and debauchery has been left to rot. Haludovo palace – dubbed the Peace and...
THE SUN Feb 27

Al-Hamadi: We Need to Block Out External Noise and Stay Focused

Town new boy Ali Al-Hamadi, the first Iraqi to play for the club, has stressed the importance of he and his colleagues remaining level-headed...
TWTD.CO.UK Feb 23

Al-Hamadi: Wimbledon Boss Jackson Got the Best Out of Me

Town boss Kieran McKenna has made a huge impression on recent recruit Ali Al-Hamadi but the Iraqi international has praised the part that the...
TWTD.CO.UK Feb 23

Al-Hamadi: I Dream of Becoming First Iraqi in the Premier League

Ali Al-Hamadi believes Ipswich Town can make him the first Iraqi to play in the Premier League after scoring his first goal for the club in the 4-0...
TWTD.CO.UK Feb 15

Zaher strike gives Al Kahrabaa advantage over Al Ahed

Muscat: Iraq's Al Kahrabaa defeated Al Ahed FC of Lebanon 1-0 in the first leg of their AFC Cup™ 2023/24 West Zonal Semi-final meeting on Tuesday...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 13

West Asia Wrap: Air Force Club impress

Doha: Air Force Club stayed on course for the 2023/24 Iraq Stars League title with an impressive win over Al Mina'a on Sunday.
THE-AFC.COM Feb 12

Celtic are stronger than Rangers says Daizen Maeda as Japan star insists he’ll learn from Asian Cup heartache

HIS COUNTRY was on the end of a shock in the Asian Cup — but Daizen Maeda says that won’t be the case at his club. Japan were knocked out of the...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 11

Qatar star scores cool penalty in Asia Cup final before pulling off magic trick as fans call it ‘best celebration ever’

QATAR conjured up some magic in their Asia Cup final victory over Jordan. The Gulf State, who previously won the Asia Cup in 2019, went 1-0...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 10

Taylor Out For a Few Weeks, Donacien Undergoes Surgery, Al-Hamadi Trains After Back Problem

Midfielder Jack Taylor will be out of action for a number of weeks after picking up a quad strain, while Janoi Donacien will be sidelined for six...
TWTD.CO.UK Feb 2

Inside Rangers new boy Oscar Cortes’ influences – his Liverpool role model, Real Madrid dream and Premier League legend

OSCAR CORTES regards Madrid as his ultimate football destination. But the new Rangers winger knows he has to prove he is the Real deal before he...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 1

AFC statement on Referee decision in Round of 16 match between Iraq and Jordan

Doha: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has received several queries surrounding the second yellow card and subsequent red card issued to...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 1

Asian Cup: Iran defeat Syria on penalties to set up Japan quarter-final

Japan maintained their pursuit of a record-extending fifth Asian Cup title on Wednesday by advancing to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win against...
SOCCERNEWS.COM Jan 31

Britain braced to send formidable warship to WW3 flashpoint Red Sea as Houthi’s rebel arsenal strikes ships

BRITAIN is preparing to send an aircraft carrier to the Red Sea to blast Houthi targets in Yemen with F-35 Lightning jets. Defence minister...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jan 30

Referee who sent Iraq star off for bizarre 'grass-eating' celebration is hit with vile online abuse as football authorities vow to support official at Asia Cup

A 10-man Iraq were left fuming and were unable to hold on against Jordan, who scored in the 95th and 97th minutes to seal a dramatic 3-2 comeback...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Jan 30

Iraqi press CONFRONT boss Jesus Casas in post-match press conference after their dramatic elimination from the Asian Cup by Jordan... as they angrily point and shout at him before security are forced to intervene

Hussein was sent off after scoring for seemingly mocking Jordan's players with a 'grass-eating' celebration, after copying what they had done when...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Jan 30

Reporters banned after confronting Iraq manager

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has revoked the accreditation of journalists who angrily confronted Iraq coach Jesús Casas after the team's...
ESPN Jan 30

AFC statement on Round of 16 match between Iraq and Jordan

Doha: The AFC strongly condemns any type of unruly and aggressive behaviour and takes a zero-tolerance stance against such actions. 
THE-AFC.COM Jan 30

Al Rashdan commends Jordan's indomitable spirit

Doha: Match-winner Nizar Al Rashdan lauded Jordan's unbreakable spirit after they came from behind to edge Iraq 3-2 to snatch a berth in the AFC...
THE-AFC.COM Jan 30

Ammouta: Perfect plan took Jordan past Iraq

Doha: Hussein Ammouta attributed a sound tactical plan for Jordan's exciting 3-2 win over Iraq in the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Round of 16 at the...
THE-AFC.COM Jan 30

Asian Cup: Jordan fight back to beat Iraq, Qatar overcome Palestine

Jordan fought back to beat 10-man Iraq 3-2 and clinch their place in the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Monday. Iraq’s Aymen Hussein turned from hero...
SOCCERNEWS.COM Jan 29

Iraq star sent off for 'grass-eating' celebration mocking opponents in Asian Cup

Celebrations are part of the heart beat of all that is good in football, but one player in the Asian Cup ended up costing his country with his one
DAILY STAR Jan 29

Asian Cup game ends in chaos as Iraq star sent off for 'inflammatory' celebration v Jordan

The Asian Cup game between Iraq and Jordan ended in chaos on Monday.
EXPRESS Jan 29

Bizarre moment Iraqi striker Aymen Hussein is SENT OFF after getting a second yellow for mocking Jordan's players with 'grass-eating' celebration in Asian Cup... before his side are eliminated by two injury-time goals

Hussein netted the second of their goals in the 76th minute, rifling the ball into the bottom corner before jumping over the advertising hoardings...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Jan 29

Watch the moment Iraqi striker Aymen Hussein is given a RED CARD for mocking Jordan's players with bizarre 'grass-eating' celebration in Asian Cup clash... before his side are eliminated by two injury-time goals

Hussein netted the second of their goals in the 76th minute, rifling the ball into the bottom corner before jumping over the advertising hoardings...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Jan 29

Iraqi player sent off for ‘over-celebrating’ in Asian Cup before they concede two goals to lose

Its not over until the final whistle Iraq striker Aymen Hussein was shown a red card for “over-celebrating” in the Asia... The post Iraqi player...
JOE.CO.UK Jan 29

Jordan reach Asian Cup last eight after injury-time double and farcical Iraq red

Rashdan completes stoppage-time turnaround in 3-2 victory Iraq's Aymen Hussein sent off for mimicking Jordan celebrations Jordan advanced to the...
THE GUARDIAN Jan 29

Confirmed: Ipswich Town beat Leeds United to attacking “target” with 24 G/A this season

Leeds United were interested in signing AFC Wimbledon striker Ali Al-Hamadi this month, but Ipswich Town have won the race for the Iraq...
LEEDSALLOVER Jan 29

AFC Wimbledon striker joins Championship Ipswich Town on permanent deal

ALI Al-Hamadi has left AFC Wimbledon for Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee on a deal until 2028. Al-Hamadi scored 27 goals in 48 games after...
SOUTHWARKNEWS.CO.UK Jan 29

Asian Cup controversy: Red card from mimicking celebration leads to dramatic Jordan fightback and Iraq's elimination

Iraq's elimination from the Asian Cup was one of controversy, after they had Aymen Hussein sent off seemingly for mimicking the opponents'...
ESPN Jan 29

R16: Jordan fight back to beat Iraq in thriller

Doha: Jordan showed amazing resilience to come from behind to defeat Iraq 3-2 in their AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Round of 16 tie at the Khalifa...
THE-AFC.COM Jan 29

Leeds United promotion rivals Ipswich 'agree fee' for 17-goal striker as medical reportedly passed in Qatar

Leeds United's Championship rivals Ipswich Town have reportedly agreed a fee with AFC Wimbledon for Iraqi international striker Ali Al-Hamadi.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST Jan 29

Iraq vs Jordan: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time & where to watch

Where to watch the Asian Cup match online between Iraq and Jordan, including live streams, TV channels, kick-off time and more.
GOAL.COM Jan 28

Al Rashdan confident of giving Iraq tough time

Doha: Nizar Al Rashdan is hopeful that Jordan’s careful examination of their defensive errors in the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ group stage will...
THE-AFC.COM Jan 28

Iraq's Jasim eager to continue shining

Doha: Ali Jasim is determined to play a major role for Iraq in their AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Round of 16 tie against Jordan on Monday.
THE-AFC.COM Jan 28

Preview - R16: Iraq v Jordan

Al Rayyan: Iraq and Jordan are braced for a tough test when they meet in the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Round of 16 at the Khalifa International...
THE-AFC.COM Jan 28

R16 - Iraq v Jordan: Facts & Figures

Doha: Iraq and Jordan will tread with caution when they meet in the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Round of 16 on Monday.
THE-AFC.COM Jan 27

Iraq - Jordan predictions

SPORTYTRADER Jan 27

Preview: Iraq vs. Jordan - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Monday's Asian Cup clash between Iraq and Jordan, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Jan 27

Deschamps ‘forced to refuse President Macron’s wife’s request to call up player for France’… because he is Japanese

FRANCE manager Didier Deschamps was forced to reject the First Lady’s plea to call up a Reims star – because he is Japanese. Junya Ito has caught...
THE SUN Jan 26

International round-up of Celts at the Asian Cup

The Asian Cup group stages have concluded, with all five of the Celtic Bhoys that are taking part with their national team advancing into the...
CELTICFC.COM Jan 26

How to watch AFC Asian Cup 2023 in the UK: Heung-min Son headline stars in Qatar knockout stages

The AFC Asian Cup has reached the knockout rounds and all eyes will be on the continent’s biggest stars as they compete for the title. Qatar are...
TALKSPORT Jan 25

Thursday round-up: Tomiyasu, Kiwior, Leah Williamson returns

Morning. It’s very quiet again in general. With regards Takehiro Tomiyasu’s involvement in the Asian Cup, that continues after Japan beat Indonesia...
ARSEBLOG.COM Jan 25

Moriyasu pleased with Japan's improved performance

Doha: Japan head coach Hajime Moriyasu commended his players for an improved performance in the 3-1 win over Indonesia in Group D of the AFC Asian...
THE-AFC.COM Jan 24

Casas: Iraq will take it one match at a time

Doha: Jesus Casas was delighted with Iraq’s come from behind 3-2 win over Vietnam in their AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Group D tie on Wednesday as...
THE-AFC.COM Jan 24

ASIAN CUP FINALS: Japan progress, Iraq maintain perfect record

DOHA: Ayase Ueda scored a goal in each half as Japan eased to a 3-1 win over Indonesia at Al Thumama Stadium as the four-times champions confirmed...
KEIRRADNEDGE.COM Jan 24

Celtic stars help Japan reach Asian Cup last 16 – and they could face huge knockout showdown with Hoops TEAMMATES

CELTIC stars Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda were both involved as Japan recovered from a shock defeat to reach the Asian Cup last 16. They beat...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jan 24

Japan bounce back with victory to join Iraq in last 16 of Asian Cup

Ayase Ueda scores twice in 3-1 Group D win over Indonesia Iraq top group after 102nd-minute winner against Vietnam Japan beat Indonesia 3-1 in...
THE GUARDIAN Jan 24

Group D: Hussein double keeps Iraq perfect

Doha: Aymen Hussein came off the bench to score twice as Iraq defeated Vietnam 3-2 in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ on Wednesday.
THE-AFC.COM Jan 24

Doan records assist as Japan progress to AFC knockouts, Amyn's Iraq top Group D

Japan's four Bundesliga representatives are through to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Round-of-16, though it shall be Eintracht Braunschweig winger Youssef...
BULINEWS.COM Jan 24

Reo Hatate Starts for Japan in Crucial Asian Cup Clash Against Indonesia

In what is a pivotal match for Japan in the Asian Cup, midfielder Reo Hatate has been named in the starting lineup against Indonesia. This marks...
CELTS ARE HERE Jan 24

Asian Cup 2024 Final: Date, UK kick-off time, stadium and how to follow as Qatar aim to defend title with Japan, South Korea and Australia eyeing glory

Attentions are beginning to turn towards the 2024 Asian Cup final with the tournament close to reaching the knockout stages. Qatar are aiming to...
TALKSPORT Jan 24

Moriyasu condemns Suzuki abuse as Japan; Iraq look to make it three in a row

January 24 – Japanese manager Hajime Moriyasu has come out in defense of his goalkeeper Zion Suzuki who claimed he suffered racial abuse on social...
INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL Jan 24
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