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Iraq Football Association

Iraq Football Association
الاتحاد العراقي لكرة القدم

Sport Football
Beach football
Jurisdiction Iraq
Founded 1948 (1948)
Affiliation FIFA (1950)
AFC (1970)[1]
UAFA (1974)
WAFF (2000)
Headquarters Zayouna
Location Baghdad
President Abdul Khaliq Masood
Official website

The Iraq Football Association (Arabic: الاتحاد العراقي لكرة القدم‎) is the governing body of football in Iraq, controlling the Iraqi national team and the Iraq Super League.[2][3][4][5][6] The Iraqi Football Association was founded in 1948 and has been a member of FIFA since 1950, the Asian Football Confederation since 1970, and the Sub-confederation regional body West Asian Football Federation since 2000. Iraq also is part of the Union of Arab Football Associations and has been a member since 1974. The Iraqi team is commonly known as (Usood Al-Rafidain, Arabic: اسود الرافدين‎) which literally meaning Lions of Mesopotamia.

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External links

  • Official site (Arabic)
  • FIFA website
  • Iraq at AFC site
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