Iraq national under-20 football team

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Iraq under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Young Lions of Mesopotamia
Leyouth Al-Rafidayn (ليوث الرافدين)
Association IFA
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Abbas Attiya
Captain Mohammad Salam Enad
FIFA code IRQ
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1977)
Best result Fourth Place: (2013)
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances 15 (First in 1975)
Best result Champions (5): (1975, 1977, 1978, 1988, 2000)

Iraq national under-20 football team (also known as Iraq Under-20 or Iraq Youth Team) represents Iraq in international football competitions in AFC U-19 Championship which Iraq holds 5 titles, as well as any other under-20, under-19, and under-18 international football tournaments. It is controlled by the Iraq Football Federation

Iraq have been awarded the AFC National Team of the Year award once in 2013, being the only U-20 team to win this award.[1]

Competitions Record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 6 8
Japan 1979 Qualified but Withdrew
Australia 1981 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989 Quarterfinals 4 3 0 1 5 2
Portugal 1991 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 5 9
United Arab Emirates 2003 Did Not Qualify
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011
Turkey 2013 Fourth Place 7 3 3 1 11 11
New Zealand 2015 Did Not Qualify
South Korea 2017 To be determined
Total 4/21 17 8 3 6 27 30

AFC U-19 Championship Record[edit]