Tag Archives | Iraqi Football Association (IFA)

Iraq to host World Cup Soccer Qualifier

By John Lee. The President of the Iraq Football Association (IFA) has confirmed that Iraq's forthcoming World Cup qualifier against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will take place in Iraq. Adnan Dirjal, who is also Minister of Youth and Sport, said the match will be held at the Al-Madina International Stadium in Baghdad in late […]

Video: International Football Returning to Iraq

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After a years-long absence predominantly due to security concerns, international football will return to Iraq when the country hosts a second-round match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.

Iraq backs Jordanian Prince in FIFA Election

By John Lee. Reuters reports that the Iraqi Football Association (IFA) has pledged its support for Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (pictured) in next month's FIFA presidential election. IFA president Abdul Khaliq Masood said: "We have decided that Iraq's vote will go to Prince Ali because Prince Ali has always supported the development of […]

FIFA Bans Iraq from Hosting Friendlies

By John Lee. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) has again barred Iraq from hosting international football friendlies because of the upsurge in violence in the country. Fox News reports that the move comes just three months after the governing body of world football (soccer) gave Baghdad the go-ahead. A spokesman for the Iraqi Football […]