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Iraq
العراق
Iraq FA (logo)
Nickname(s) Lions of Mesopotamia
Usood Al-Rafidain (اسود الرافدين)
Association Iraq Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Srečko Katanec
Asst coach Nazar Ashraf
Captain Younis Mahmoud
Most caps Younis Mahmoud (137)
Top scorer Hussein Saeed (61)
Ground Basra Sports City
FIFA ranking 94 Increase 20 (12 February 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 39
Lowest FIFA ranking 139
Elo ranking 85 (11 January 2015)
Highest Elo ranking 26
Lowest Elo ranking 86
First international Morocco.png Morocco 3–3 Iraq Flag of Iraq
(Beirut, Lebanon; October 19, 1957)
Biggest win Flag of Iraq Iraq 13–0 Ethiopia Flag of Ethiopia.png
(Amman, Jordan; August 18, 1992)
Biggest defeat Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 7–1 Iraq Flag of Iraq
(Adana, Turkey; December 6, 1959)
Brazil.png Brazil 6–0 Iraq Flag of Iraq
(Malmö, Sweden; October 11, 2012)
Flag of Chile.png Chile 6–0 Iraq Flag of Iraq
(Copenhagen, Denmark; August 14, 2013)
World Cup appearances 1 (First in 1986)
Best result Round 1, 1986
Asian Cup appearances 8 (First in 1972)
Best result Champions, 2007
Iraq 2014 home kitIraq 2015 away kit

The Iraqi national football team (منتخب العراق لكرة القدم) represents Iraq in international football since 1948 and It is governed by the Iraq Football Association (IFA). The Iraqi Football Association was founded in 1948 and has been a member of FIFA since 1950, the Asian Football Confederation since 1970, and the sub-confederation regional body West Asian Football Federation since 2000. Iraq also is part of the Union of Arab Football Associations and has been a member since 1974. The Iraqi team is commonly known as Usood Al-Rafidain (اسود الرافدين) which literally meaning Lions of Mesopotamia.

Players

Current squad

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mohammed Gassid December 10, 1986 (1986-12-10) (age 33) 54 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta
1GK Jalal Hassan May 18, 1991 (1991-05-18) (age 29) 22 0 Flag of Iraq Baghdad
1GK Shwan Jalal August 14, 1983 (1983-08-14) (age 36) 0 0 England Northampton Town
1GK Rani Dowisha January 1, 1993 (1993-01-01) (age 27) 0 0 Flag of Australia Green Gully
2DF Salam Shaker July 31, 1986 (1986-07-31) (age 33) 82 4 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta
2DF Samal Saeed December 1, 1987 (1987-12-01) (age 32) 60 2 Flag of Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
2DF Ahmad Ibrahim February 25, 1992 (1992-02-25) (age 28) 49 0 Flag of the United Arab Emirates Ajman
2DF Ali Adnan December 19, 1993 (1993-12-19) (age 26) 33 1 Flag of Turkey Rizespor
2DF Waleed Salem January 5, 1992 (1992-01-05) (age 28) 30 1 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta
2DF Dhurgham Ismail May 23, 1994 (1994-05-23) (age 26) 25 2 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta
2DF Ali Bahjat March 3, 1992 (1992-03-03) (age 28) 23 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta
2DF Mohammed Qabel January 9, 1988 (1988-01-09) (age 32) 4 0 Flag of Iraq Baghdad
2DF Hawbir Mustafa September 24, 1993 (1993-09-24) (age 26) 1 0 Netherlands MVV Maastricht
3MF Saad Abdul-Amir January 19, 1992 (1992-01-19) (age 28) 44 1 Flag of Iraq Erbil
3MF Saif Salman July 1, 1993 (1993-07-01) (age 26) 34 0 Flag of Saudi Arabia Ittihad
3MF Amjad Kalaf October 5, 1991 (1991-10-05) (age 28) 26 1 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta
3MF Humam Tariq February 10, 1996 (1996-02-10) (age 24) 26 0 Flag of the United Arab Emirates Al Dhafra
3MF Yaser Kasim May 10, 1991 (1991-05-10) (age 29) 12 2 England Swindon Town
3MF Justin Meram December 4, 1988 (1988-12-04) (age 31) 11 0 Flag of the United States Columbus Crew
3MF Hussein Abdul-Wahed February 28, 1985 (1985-02-28) (age 35) 2 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta
3MF Anmar Almubaraki July 1, 1991 (1991-07-01) (age 28) 0 0 Netherlands SC Telstar
3MF Rawez Lawan October 4, 1987 (1987-10-04) (age 32) 0 0 Flag of Sweden Good one IFK Norrköping
4FW Younis Mahmoud (c) February 3, 1983 (1983-02-03) (age 37) 137 53 Flag of Iraq Erbil
4FW Alaa Abdul-Zahra December 22, 1987 (1987-12-22) (age 32) 82 13 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta
4FW Amjad Radhi July 17, 1990 (1990-07-17) (age 29) 33 2 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al-Raed
4FW Marwan Hussein January 4, 1991 (1991-01-04) (age 29) 10 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta
4FW Ali Salah February 16, 1987 (1987-02-16) (age 33) 7 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Talaba

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Iraq squad within the last 12 months. Retired players are not listed.

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Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ali Yaseen August 9, 1993 (1993-08-09) (age 26) 0 0 Flag of Iraq Naft Al-Janoob 2015 AFC Asian Cup
GK Mohammed Hameed January 24, 1993 (1993-01-24) (age 27) 11 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta 2015 AFC Asian Cup
DF Ali Faez September 9, 1994 (1994-09-09) (age 25) 8 0 Flag of Iraq Erbil 2015 AFC Asian Cup
DF Sameh Saeed July 1, 1992 (1992-07-01) (age 27) 2 0 Flag of Iraq Baghdad 2015 AFC Asian Cup
DF Saad Natiq March 19, 1994 (1994-03-19) (age 26) 0 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, December 28, 2014
DF Mustafa Nadhim September 23, 1993 (1993-09-23) (age 26) 9 3 Flag of Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya v. Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2014
MF Ahmed Yasin April 22, 1991 (1991-04-22) (age 29) 37 3 Flag of Sweden Good one Örebro 2015 AFC Asian Cup
MF Osama Rashid January 17, 1992 (1992-01-17) (age 28) 15 0 Netherlands Alphense Boys 2015 AFC Asian Cup
MF Mahdi Kamel January 6, 1995 (1995-01-06) (age 25) 13 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta 2015 AFC Asian Cup
MF Ali Husni October 1, 1994 (1994-10-01) (age 25) 4 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Minaa 2015 AFC Asian Cup
MF Mahdi Karim December 10, 1977 (1977-12-10) (age 42) 109 11 Flag of Iraq Al-Shorta v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, December 28, 2014
MF Nabeel Sabah July 1, 1990 (1990-07-01) (age 29) 10 0 Flag of Iraq Erbil v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, December 28, 2014
MF Karrar Jassim March 15, 1987 (1987-03-15) (age 33) 63 6 Iran Esteghlal v. Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2014
MF Ali Abbas Cruz Roja August 30, 1986 (1986-08-30) (age 33) 10 0 Flag of Australia Sydney FC v. Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain, October 14, 2014
MF Hussein Ali Wahid February 27, 1990 (1990-02-27) (age 30) 2 1 Flag of Iraq Al-Minaa v. Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain, October 14, 2014
MF Ahmad Abbas May 9, 1994 (1994-05-09) (age 26) 5 0 Flag of Iraq Naft Al-Janoob v. Flag of Peru.png Peru, September 4, 2014
MF Bashar Rasan December 22, 1996 (1996-12-22) (age 23) 1 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya v. Flag of Peru.png Peru, September 4, 2014
FW Hammadi Ahmad October 18, 1989 (1989-10-18) (age 30) 33 6 Flag of Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, December 28, 2014
FW Abdul-Qadir Tariq 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Karkh v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, December 28, 2014
FW Mustafa Jawda July 1, 1992 (1992-07-01) (age 27) 1 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Naft v. Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain, October 14, 2014
FW Mohannad Abdul-Raheem September 22, 1993 (1993-09-22) (age 26) 16 1 Flag of Algeria JS Kabylie v. Flag of Peru.png Peru, September 4, 2014
FW Farhan Shakor October 15, 1995 (1995-10-15) (age 24) 1 0 Flag of Iraq Al-Zawraa v. Flag of Peru.png Peru, September 4, 2014

Previous squads

World Cups

Asian Cups

Confederations Cups

External links

AFC Asian Cup winners

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