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 Yahya Alwan
Captain Mustafa Nadhim
FIFA code IRQ
First colours
Second colours
Olympic Games (Since 1992)
Appearances 1 (First in 2004)
Best result Fourth Place (2004)
Asian Games (Since 1994)
Appearances 2 (First in 2006)
Best result Runners-up (2006)
AFC U-23 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 results and fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Iraq scorers
2015
12 March, 2015 United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE  Jordan 2–1 W International Friendly Mustafa Al-Ameen Goal, Goal
18 March, 2015 United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE  Saudi Arabia 2–1 W International Friendly Natiq Goal, Waleed Goal
20 March, 2015 United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE  United Arab Emirates 1–1 D International Friendly Hussein Goal
25 March, 2015 Oman Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Lebanon 4–1 W 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qual. Hussein Goal 44', Kamil Goal 72'85' ,WaleedGoal 81'
27 March, 2015 Oman Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Maldives 7–1 W 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qual. Waleed Goal 3'65' ,Kamil Goal 45', Rasan Goal 47'90+3', Tariq Goal 76', Husni Goal 90+2'
29 March, 2015 Oman Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Bahrain 2–0 W 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qual. Hussein Goal 84',WaleedGoal 88'
31 March, 2015 Oman Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Oman 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qual.

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) 2 0 Iraq Naft Al-Janoob
12 1GK Mustafa Saadoun 0 0 Iraq Al-Kahraba
20 1GK Fahad Talib (1994-10-21) October 21, 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
13 2DF Hussein Falah 3 0 Iraq Al-Minaa
18 2DF Ahmad Nadhim (1996-07-10) July 10, 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
21 2DF Ali Faez (1994-09-09) September 9, 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Iraq Erbil
24 2DF Ali Lateef (1996-01-18) January 18, 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Iraq Diwaniya
43 2DF Mohammed Maan (1997-01-15) January 15, 1997 (age 18) 1 0 Iraq Al-Talaba
44 2DF Mustafa Nadhim (1993-09-23) September 23, 1993 (age 21) 21 4 Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
45 2DF Redha Nasrallah (1994-01-01) January 1, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Iraq Baghdad
46 2DF Saad Natiq (1994-03-19) March 19, 1994 (age 21) 6 0 Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
47 2DF Safa Jabbar 2 0 Iraq Naft Al-Janoob
10 3MF Ahmed Mohsin (1996-01-04) January 4, 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Iraq Al-Minaa
23 3MF Ali Husni (1994-10-01) October 1, 1994 (age 20) 3 1 Iraq Al-Minaa
27 3MF Amjad Waleed 3 4 Iraq Al-Zawraa
32 3MF Bashar Rasan (1996-12-22) December 22, 1996 (age 18) 8 3 Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
35 3MF Hussein Abdul-Wahid 1 0 Iraq Al-Minaa
36 3MF Ibrahim Naeem (1996-11-19) November 19, 1996 (age 18) 3 0 Iraq Al-Karkh
39 3MF Mahdi Kamil (1995-01-06) January 6, 1995 (age 20) 20 4 Iraq Al-Shorta
42 3MF Mustafa Al-Ameen 0 0 Iraq Naft Maysan
14 4FW Abdul-Qadir Tariq (1994-07-01) July 1, 1994 (age 20) 2 1 Iraq Al-Karkh
15 4FW Ahmad Abdul-Abbas (1996-04-28) April 28, 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
29 4FW Ayman Hussein (1996-03-22) March 22, 1996 (age 19) 3 2 Iraq Duhok


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 Jalal Hassan (1991-05-18) May 18, 1991 (age 23) Iraq Baghdad South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
GK Mohammed Hameed (1993-01-24) January 24, 1993 (age 22) Iraq Al-Shorta South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
DF Ali Bahjat (1992-03-03) March 3, 1992 (age 23) Iraq Al-Shorta South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
DF Ali Adnan (1993-12-19) December 19, 1993 (age 21) Turkey Rizespor South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
DF Dhurgham Ismail (1994-05-23) May 23, 1994 (age 20) Iraq Al-Shorta South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
DF Sameh Saeed (1992-05-26) May 26, 1992 (age 22) Iraq Baghdad South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
DF Salam Shaker (1986-07-31) July 31, 1986 (age 28) Iraq Al-Shorta South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
MF Mahdi Karim (1983-12-10) December 10, 1983 (age 31) Iraq Al-Shorta South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
MF Saad Abdul-Amir (1992-01-19) January 19, 1992 (age 23) Iraq Erbil South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
MF Saif Salman (1993-07-01) July 1, 1993 (age 21) Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
MF Humam Tariq (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 19) United Arab Emirates Al Dhafra South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
FW Younis Mahmoud (1983-02-03) February 3, 1983 (age 32) Iraq Erbil South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
FW Amjad Kalaf (1991-03-20) March 20, 1991 (age 24) Iraq Al-Shorta South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
FW Marwan Hussein (1991-01-04) January 4, 1991 (age 24) Iraq Al-Shorta South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014
FW Farhan Shakor (1995-10-15) October 15, 1995 (age 19) Iraq Erbil South Korea 2014 Asian Games. September, 2014

Previous squads[edit]

Olympic Games
AFC U-23 Championship
Asian Games

Honours[edit]

Major tournaments[edit]

Fourth place (1): 2004
Winners (1): 2013
Runners-up (1): 2006
Third place (1): 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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