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Topic - Iraq Football Association
) is the governing body of football in Iraq, controlling the Iraqi national team and the Iraq Super League. It was founded in 1948, and has been a member of FIFA since 1950 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1971. - Source: Wikipedia
The Iraqi Football Association will ask FIFA to lift the ban on home international matches at stadiums across the country.
The Brazilian soccer great Zico was hired as Iraq's national coach, hoping to revive the team after a disappointing run.
Brazilian soccer great Zico has agreed to coach Iraq's national team.
Former Brazil great Zico says he has reached a deal to coach the Iraqi national team.
The Brazilian soccer great Zico is set to coach the Iraqi national team through the 2014 World Cup in his home country.
A FIFA decision Monday lifts the threat of Iraq being suspended from world football and allows the national team to prepare to defend its Asian Cup title in January.
Iraq is again dangerously close to being banned from international football for alleged government meddling in the leadership of Iraqi Football Association after armed men stormed into the headquarters last week waving arrest warrants.
BAGHDAD _ The Iraqi government says it did not order a recent raid on the offices of the country's soccer federation.
An Iraqi official says the government will investigate a raid on the Iraqi Football Association to find out who was behind it.
A member of the Iraqi Football Association says men in military-style uniforms have raided the organization's offices and displayed arrest warrants for some of its officials.
Wolfgang Sidka, a German with coaching experience in the Persian Gulf, has agreed to become Iraq's national soccer coach.