Iraqis celebrate football win against Iran as symbolic victory

2019-11-14 21:48

Jubilant Iraqis celebrated a football win against Iran as a desperately needed morale boost for protesters who have rallied against the Baghdad government.

Iraq footballers in probe over night out during Asia Cup

2019-01-28 13:10

Iraq's football federation said it was investigating whether national team players snuck out of their hotel to party at a nightclub during the Asian Cup.

Iraq snuff out UAE's World Cup hopes

2017-09-05 20:29

Ayman Hussein's first-half header gave Iraq victory over United Arab Emirates, ending their slim hopes of reaching next year's World Cup in Russia.

Iraq to back Prince Ali in FIFA election

2016-01-20 13:55

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan says the Iraqi soccer federation has pledged to vote for him.

Iraq PM clears way for military trials over Ramadi loss

2015-08-16 10:39

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has approved an investigative commission's recommendation that commanders face military justice and probable trial for withdrawing from Ramadi without orders.


Iraqis aim to rekindle protests with Iran football match

2019-11-13 07:29

For Iraqis opposed to the Baghdad government and its sponsor Tehran, there is even more than football at stake when Iraq faces Iran in a World Cup qualifier.

Iraq football team to play first match in Palestinian territories

2018-07-30 20:58

Iraq's national football team is set to travel to its first-ever visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank where it will face off against the Palestinian national squad.

Denmark, Iraq draw in Olympic opener

2016-08-04 21:16

There was no separating Iraq and Denmark as they played to an entertaining goalless draw in the opening men's football match at the 2016 Olympics.

Iraq demands withdrawal of Turkish troops near Mosul

2015-12-05 14:47

Iraq has called on Turkey to immediately withdrawal Turkish troops operating in the country's north, saying the deployment was a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

Iraq get nod to play in semis

2015-01-25 14:14

Iraq have been cleared to take their place in the Asian Cup quarter-final against South Korea after a protest was turned down.

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