Asood Al Rafidayn Thread 2019 edition (R)

Discussion in 'Iraq' started by Suren01, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    2019 goals for Iraqi football:

    Good run at the Asian Cup
    Solid start of our 2022 World Cup campaign

    Hopefully it will be a great year for our lions. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    So apparently the FA wants to sack Katanec. Back to square one :cry:
     
  3. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    A second friendship tournament will be organized in Basra from 18 to 26 March.
    The invited countries are: Uzbekistan, Oman, UAE, Kuwait, Syria and Lebanon.

    Good move to prepare for the WCQ's!
     
  4. Iraqilambo

    Iraqilambo Member

    Aug 15, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Iraq FA committee hand out several punishments for events at the Asian Cup:

    • Walid Salim and Ali Faez - 12 month ban from the NT for disciplinary reasons
    • Ali Husni - 4 months ban from the NT for leaving the National team's camp without permission
    • Ali Adnan - 6 months banfrom the NT for having his agent stay at the same hotel as the national team

    • Mohammed Hameed, Mohaned Ali & Safaa Hadi given final warnings for conducting interviews during the asian cup without notifying the FA representatives.
    Further, the FA has chosen to sack Katenec's assistant coach, they want to sack his son Oskar as well, but Srečko Katanec would only accept this if the fitness coach Sardar Mohammed is also sacked.

    It's a circus.
     
  5. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
  6. Iraqilambo

    Iraqilambo Member

    Aug 15, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I remember Faez criticizing Katanec's decisions after his own mistakes cost us 2 goals against Vietnam. Neither are good enough for the national team, and this has been clear for a while.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they are the players that were talked about in the media who were out getting drunk at nightclubs the night before the game against Qatar. Would make sense given they've been punished for "disciplinary reasons".

    Frans Putros and Alaa Mahawy are better RBs than Walid. And there are several CBs who can do better than Ali Faez for the team. They're mediocre on the pitch and disruptive off the pitch.
     
  7. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Reports that the FA is waiting till September to sack Katanec. That's the reason why they want to appoint a technical advisor to the team (Akram Salman / Rahim Hameed). One of them will take over for the WCQ's.

    I'm gonna stop following Iraqi football if this scenario happens.
     
  8. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Iraq 1-0 Syria

     
  9. Kroosinator

    Kroosinator Member+

    Dec 12, 2014
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Anyone watch the game to give a summary?
     
  10. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    We had a good game overall. We were really fluid in the attack. Created many chances and could've scored more goals. Our defence was shaky though. Natiq + Hameed the weak links.

    Dhurgham and Meram the standing out players.
     
  11. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Iraq 3-2 Jordan

     
  12. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq




    Huge news guys.. Dirjal, Younis and Nashat have a strong case against the FA. If it all goes well there will be new FA elections and Abdul Khaliq Masood will be banned for fraud.

    We'll hear more in September!
     
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  13. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    The WCQ draw will be held on 17 July (next week).
    [​IMG]

    What are your ideal and nightmare groups?
     
  14. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
  15. Kroosinator

    Kroosinator Member+

    Dec 12, 2014
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Anyone following the West Asian Federation cup ?
     
  16. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Yes. So far an average performance from Iraq but this was expected after a long league and essential players missing.

    It would be a good achievement if we can win the title, and most importantly if we discover some good players. I like Bayesh and Maytham Jabbar.
     
  17. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Katanec is out. FA decided not to renew his contract after the 1-0 loss to Bahrain in the final yesterday.

    We're going nowhere guys. Another campaign wasted. I'm completely done with this shit.
     
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  18. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    After a huge public outcry about the controversial decision, the president quickly made a U-turn and they'll most likely renew the contract with Katanec.

    Other news: FIFA is going to announce their decision about the venues very soon. Reports suggest that they will give the green light to play in Basra :)
     
  19. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Going to see Qatar vs Iraq tomorrow.. saw a bunch of Iraqi players + Al Shorta club hanging around a hotel here in Doha. Obviously I know why Iraq is here, not sure about Al Shorta. Anyhoo, what type of team has Iraq sent - is this pretty much their first team?
     
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  20. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Hi Glennaldo. Yes, this is the same team that played Iran and Bahrain in the WCQ's minus 3 expats (Bashar, Humam and Sulaka).

    Much needed tournament for Iraq, especially because our league is halted due to the demonstrations in the country.
     
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  21. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ahh... is that why I am seeing the Al Shorta team in my gym? Maybe they are here to do some training. Anyway, I've created a thread for this tournament here. Hopefully we can get some more followers,. Will post some updates from the stadiums from time to time, including today....

    https://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/2019-gulf-cup-of-nations.2107433/
     
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  22. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Al-Shorta played the second leg of the Arab Cup in Doha, that's why.

    I don't think there is much activity at BigSoccer like a couple of years ago. Social media has taken over that role.
     
  23. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congrats to Iraq for the win yesterday... makes this group interesting and the final group game between UAE + Qatar will certainly be tight. Iraq in a good position now. Anyway, didn't catch any of the goals and this guy right in front of my kept jumping up and standing... but her are some highlights of the opening ceremony + some limited action....

     
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  24. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Thanks Glennaldo :) It was a good game for sure. I certainly didn't expect this result as Katanec played a youthful side. However, it's clear Iraq is improving rapidly and I think we can have a shot at a World Cup spot if we keep the stability.

    Next game will be interesting too.. UAE v Iraq.
     
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  25. beetleking66

    beetleking66 Member

    liverpool
    Iraq
    Jan 18, 2019
    Ugh Iraq won the game almost 3-0..... with the worst lineup possible... I did not expect win UAE because they almost won the gulf cup last year and the Iraq lineup was scary... but this was good win... now the good player can rest more. Hamid did great job too.
     

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