Iraq national under-23 football team

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Iraq Iraq U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Asiad Asia
Association IFA
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Hakeem Shaker
Captain Mustafa Nadhim
FIFA code IRQ
First colours
Second colours
Olympic Games (Since 1992)
Appearances 1 (First in 2004)
Best result 4th Place (2004)
Asian Games (Since 1994)
Appearances 2 (First in 2006)
Best result Runners-up (2006)
AFC U-22 Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result Champions (2013)


Iraq national under-23 football team (also known as Iraq Under-23 or Iraq Olympic Team) represents Iraq in international football competitions in Olympic Games and Asian Games, as well as any other under-23, under-22, and under-21 international football tournaments. It is controlled by the Iraq Football Federation. Iraq Olympic Team reached fourth place in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens won the silver medal in the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, and the bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

History[edit]

2004 Summer Olympics[edit]

After 16 years without participation, Iraq qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics after winning the 2004 Olympic Asian Qualifiers under head coach Adnan Hamad and were scheduled to play against Costa Rica, Morocco and Portugal in the group stages. At the Olympics Iraq started with a shocking 4–2 win against Portugal. That was followed by a 2–0 win against Costa Rica and a 2–1 loss to Morocco. The quarter-finals saw them beat Australia 1–0, and in the semi-final against Paraguay, Iraq lost 3–1. In the bronze medal match, Iraq lost 1–0 and finished fourth.

Olympic Games[edit]

Since 1992, the Olympic team has been drawn from a squad with a maximum of three players over 23 years of age, and the achievements of this team are not generally regarded as part of the national team's records, nor are the statistics credited to the players' international records.

Asian Competitions Record[edit]

Football at the Asian Games[edit]

Since 1994, the Olympic team has been drawn from a squad with a maximum of three players over 23 years of age, and the achievements of this team are not generally regarded as part of the national team's records, nor are the statistics credited to the players' international records.

AFC U-22 Championship Record[edit]

Recent games[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Iraq scorers
2014
January 12, 2014 Oman Seeb Stadium, Seeb  Saudi Arabia 3–1 W 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Ismail Goal 36', Hussein Goal 50'69'
January 14, 2014 Oman Seeb Stadium, Seeb  Uzbekistan 2–1 W 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Hussein Goal 10', Nadhim Goal 38'
January 16, 2014 Oman Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat  China PR 1–0 W 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Hussein Goal 14' (pen.)
January 20, 2014 Oman Seeb Stadium, Seeb  Japan 1–0 W 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Kalaf Goal 84'
January 23, 2014 Oman Seeb Stadium, Seeb  South Korea 1–0 W 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Nadhim Goal 74'
January 26, 2014 Oman Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Saudi Arabia 1–0 W 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Abdul-Raheem Goal 33'
September 14, 2014 South Korea Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon    Nepal 4–0 W 2014 Asian Games Rasan Goal 4', Mahmoud Goal 45', Chand Goal 85', Bahjat Goal 90'
September 17, 2014 South Korea Goyang Stadium, Goyang  Japan 3–1 W 2014 Asian Games Tariq Goal 12', Adnan Goal 48'72'
September 21, 2014 South Korea Goyang Stadium, Goyang  Kuwait 3–0 W 2014 Asian Games Tariq Goal 16'62', Hussein Goal 72'
September 26, 2014 South Korea Hwaseong Stadium, Goyang  Tajikistan 4–2 W 2014 Asian Games Tariq Goal 5', Shaker Goal 46', Adnan Goal 61', Nadhim Goal 83'
September 28, 2014 South Korea Goyang Stadium, Goyang  Saudi Arabia 3–0 W 2014 Asian Games Mahmoud Goal 10'29', Al-Shamekh Goal 49'
September 30, 2014 South Korea Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon  North Korea 0–1 L 2014 Asian Games
October 2, 2014 South Korea Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon  Thailand 1–0 W 2014 Asian Games Mahmoud Goal 62'

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ali Yaseen (1993-08-09) August 9, 1993 (age 21) Iraq Naft Al-Janoob
12 1GK Jalal Hassan (1991-05-18) May 18, 1991 (age 23) Iraq Erbil
20 1GK Mohammed Hameed (1993-01-24) January 24, 1993 (age 21) Iraq Al-Shorta
3 2DF Ali Bahjat (1992-03-03) March 3, 1992 (age 22) Iraq Al-Shorta
4 2DF Mustafa Nadhim (1993-09-23) September 23, 1993 (age 21) Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
5 2DF Saad Natiq (1994-03-19) March 19, 1994 (age 20) Iraq Al-Masafi
6 2DF Ali Adnan (1993-12-19) December 19, 1993 (age 20) Turkey Rizespor
9 2DF Dhurgham Ismail (1994-05-23) May 23, 1994 (age 20) Iraq Al-Shorta
13 2DF Sameh Saeed (1992-05-26) May 26, 1992 (age 22) Iraq Baghdad
15 2DF Salam Shaker (1986-07-31) July 31, 1986 (age 28) Iraq Al-Shorta
2 3MF Mahdi Karim (1983-12-10) December 10, 1983 (age 30) Iraq Al-Shorta
7 3MF Saad Abdul-Amir (1992-01-19) January 19, 1992 (age 22) Iraq Erbil
8 3MF Saif Salman (1993-07-01) July 1, 1993 (age 21) Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
11 3MF Humam Tariq (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 18) Unattached
18 3MF Bashar Rasan (1996-12-22) December 22, 1996 (age 17) Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
19 3MF Mahdi Kamil (1995-01-06) January 6, 1995 (age 19) Iraq Al-Shorta
10 4FW Younis Mahmoud (1983-02-03) February 3, 1983 (age 31) Unattached
14 4FW Amjad Kalaf (1991-03-20) March 20, 1991 (age 23) Iraq Al-Shorta
16 4FW Marwan Hussein (1992-01-26) January 26, 1992 (age 22) Iraq Al-Shorta
17 4FW Farhan Shakor (1995-10-15) October 15, 1995 (age 19) Iraq Erbil


Recent callups[edit]

  • The following players have also been called up to Iraqi squad for the last 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Saqr Ajeel (1993-01-03)3 January 1993 (aged 20) Iraq Baghdad Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
DF Ali Faez (1994-09-09) September 9, 1994 (age 20) Iraq Erbil Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
DF Ahmad Ibrahim (1992-02-25) February 25, 1992 (age 22) United Arab Emirates Ajman Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
DF Waleed Salem (1992-01-05) January 5, 1992 (age 22) Iraq Al-Shorta Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
DF Mohammed Jabbar Rubat (1993-06-29) June 29, 1993 (age 21) Iraq Al-Minaa Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
DF Abbas Qassim Iraq Baghdad Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
DF Ahmed Jabbar Iraq Dohuk Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
MF Jawad Kadhim (1994-10-14) October 14, 1994 (age 20) Iraq Al-Naft Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
MF Ehab Kadhim (1994-01-01) January 1, 1994 (age 20) Iraq Al-Talaba Iraq 2014 WAFF. December, 2013
MF Ahmad Fadhel (1992-01-01) January 1, 1992 (age 22) Iraq Baghdad Iraq 2014 WAFF. December, 2013
FW Mohannad Abdul-Raheem (1993-09-22) September 22, 1993 (age 21) Algeria JS Kabylie Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
FW Mohammed Jabbar Shawkan (1993-05-21) May 21, 1993 (age 21) Iraq Al-Minaa Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
FW Ali Qasim (1994-01-20) January 20, 1994 (age 20) Iraq Duhok Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014
FW Bassim Ali Iraq Al-Minaa Oman 2013 AFC U-22 Championship. January, 2014

Previous squads[edit]

Olympic Games
Asian Games

See also[edit]

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