Tag: Iraq


Soccer show in strife-torn Basra brings joy

Iraq to host Gulf Cup

The Gulf Cup began with fanfare on January 6th in Iraq’s Southern City of Basra, sparking hopes of a bright future for the country’s embattled football prospects. The soccer show will continue till January 19th. ‘The National’ stated that for Iraqis, hosting the biennial event will turn a... » Read more


FIFA back Iraq football for pitch performance

Iraqi National Team played first home game since 2013

International football has returned to Baghdad (Iraq) after eight years as the Iraq Football Association (IFA) ushers in a new era under the leadership of former international defender Adnan Dirjal who was recently elected as its President. The ‘FIFA’ stated that in a hugely significant moment... » Read more


Saudi Arabia grants $1bn to build Iraq ‘sports city’

Sports City with flags of Saudi Arabia and Iraq below

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has granted $1 billion to Iraq to build a new sports city and open four consulates, according to media reports. The announcement followed the arrival in Baghdad of a delegation led by Saudi Trade Minister Majid Al Kassabi for the second meeting of the... » Read more