March 25, 2023

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Lifting of sanctions on Iraqi grounds

Lifting of sanctions on Iraqi grounds

The Iraqi Football Association has confirmed that the ban on Iraqi stadiums has been lifted and that the Iraqi team will play its next match against the United Arab Emirates national team on March 24 at the Al-Madinah International Stadium in Baghdad.

Minister of Youth and Sports Adnan Tarzal, President of the Iraqi Football Association, announced on the Football Association’s official website on Facebook that the International Federation of Football Associations (IFAF) has officially approved the holding of a national team match against its UAE rival. As part of the Asian Qualifiers at the International City Stadium in Baghdad. Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

“I conveyed this message to Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qasimi over the phone and extended my congratulations to the Iraqi athletes and sportspersons,” Darjal said. “Baghdad and all Iraqi cities are ready to receive brothers and friends from all over the world.

He added, “FIFA approval came after efforts by the Federation and the Ministry of Youth and Sports and positive moves and a huge success in organizing international competitions in Baghdad.”

Darjeeling noted that “Iraq is fully prepared to embrace the Emirati brothers in Baghdad, and this match will be a good sign for Iraqi football and will look better in institutional terms.”

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