Iraq national football team

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Iraq
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Asood Al-Rafidain
(Lions of Mesopotamia)
AssociationIraq Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachSrečko Katanec
CaptainMohammed Gassid
Most capsYounis Mahmoud (148)
Top scorerHussein Saeed (78)
Home stadiumBasra International Stadium
FIFA codeIRQ
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 80 Increase 8 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest39 (6 October 2004)
Lowest139 (3 July 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 62 Increase 4 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest22 (3 December 1982)
Lowest95 (6 October 2016)
First international
 Morocco 3–3 Iraq Iraq
(Beirut, Lebanon; 19 October 1957)
Biggest win
Iraq Iraq 13–0 Ethiopia Ethiopia
(Irbid, Jordan; 18 August 1992)
Biggest defeat
 Turkey 7–1 Iraq Iraq
(Adana, Turkey; 6 December 1959)
 Brazil 6–0 Iraq Iraq
(Malmö, Sweden; 11 October 2012)
 Chile 6–0 Iraq Iraq
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 14 August 2013)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1986)
Best resultGroup stage, 1986
Asian Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1972)
Best resultChampions, 2007
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2009)
Best resultGroup stage, 2009

Iraq national football team is the national football team of Iraq.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.