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Radhi Shenaishil has announced a preliminary squad of 38 players for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers; you can see the full squad here. This squad will eventually be cut down to 23 players in time for the Australia and Saudi Arabia games.

Jawiya and Zawraa disappoint in AFC Cup

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya began their attempt to retain the AFC Cup with a dull, lacklustre draw with mid-table Lebanese club Safa, while Al-Zawraa replicated that result in their game against Omani relegation-battlers Al-Suwaiq on matchday one.

FIFA delegates impressed with Basra facilities

FIFA have finally visited to Iraq's biggest stadiums in Basra, Karbala and Erbil and are reportedly impressed with the facilities, especially in Basra. According to rumours, they are willing to allow Iraq to hold a friendly game at the stadium soon.

Iraqi League to end on July 17

As per usual, the Iraqi Premier League has overrun, with multiple games being postponed and the halfway stage has barely been reached. The Iraq FA have said that the league season will end on July 17, despite Ramadan starting in late May.

Four Iraqis join new clubs

Saad Abdul-Amir (pictured) has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Saudi champions Al-Ahli, while winger Ahmed Yasin has moved to Qatari club Muaither SC on a four month loan from Swedish side AIK.

Meanwhile, striker Mohanad Abdul-Raheem has returned to Iraqi side Al-Zawraa following Emirati club Al-Nasr's decision to release him, and young winger Ali Husni has transferred from Al-Minaa to Al-Arabi of the Kuwaiti League.

Iraq vs. Australia

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Venue: Tehran, Iran

23 March 2017

Time: TBC

Saudi Arabia vs. Iraq

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Venue: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

28 March 2017

17:45 UTC


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Last Updated On 24/02/2017 At 17:27 UTC