2008 in Iraqi football

The 2008 season was the 60th season of competitive football in Iraq, since the creation of the Iraq Football Association in 1948.

National TeamEdit

Ambassadors of Peace matchEdit

Iraq  1 – 2Ambassadors of Peace
Hawar Mulla Mohammed   40' Stefano Eranio   13',   27'

2010 World Cup QualifiersEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Australia 6 3 1 2 7 3 +4 10 3–0 1–0 0–1
  Qatar 6 3 1 2 5 6 −1 10 1–3 2–0 0–0
  Iraq 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7 1–0 0–1 1–1
  China PR 6 1 3 2 3 4 −1 6 0–0 0–1 1–2
Iraq  1 – 1  China PR
Hawar Mulla   51' (pen.) Report Zheng Zhi   75'
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Torky (Iran)

Qatar  2 – 0  Iraq
Montezine   1'   62' Report
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Nishimura (Japan)

Australia  1 – 0  Iraq
Kewell   47' Report
Attendance: 48,678
Referee: Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

Iraq  1 – 0  Australia
Emad Mohammed   28' Report

China PR  1 – 2  Iraq
Zhou Haibin   33' Report Emad Mohammed   41'
Nashat Akram   65'

Iraq  0 – 1  Qatar
Report Bechir   77'

U-21 National TeamEdit

Norway - Middle East U21 National Team TournamentEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iraq 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
  Jordan 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 5
  Norway 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
  Syria 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Iraq  0 – 0  Jordan

Iraq  2 – 1  Norway
Ali Salah Hashim   48'
Mustafa Karim   72'
Report Cato Hansen   2'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Ali Eid (Jordan)

Youth teamEdit

Youth team friendliesEdit

Iraq  0 – 0  Jordan
Iraq  0 – 0  Jordan
Iraq  2 – 1  Lebanon
Faris Hassan   72'
Mohammed Abdul-Zahra   83'
Ali Bazzi   81'
Iraq  2 – 2  Lebanon
Qais Tariq   31'
Ayoub Ayad   90'
Alaa Termoss   8'
Ali Bazzi   25'
Iraq  3 – 0  Lebanon
Ayoub Ayad   8'
Qais Tariq   23'
Jaber Shakir   42'
Iraq  1 – 1  Jordan
Ayoub Ayad   86' Amer Abu Hwaiti   45'

Inter Cup 2008Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria U-23 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  Republic of Ireland U-21 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Malaysia U-23 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
  Iraq U-19 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1


Iraq  0 – 1  Nigeria
John Owoeri   90+2' (pen)

AFC Youth ChampionshipEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9
  South Korea 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Iraq 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
  Syria 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Iraq  1 – 2  United Arab Emirates
Ali Oudah   84' (Report) Ismaeel   65'
Fawzi   75'

Syria  1 – 2  Iraq
Al-Suma   88' (Report) Ali Oudah   49'   65'

South Korea  2 – 0  Iraq
Kim Bo-Kyung   23'
Moon Ki-Han   87'
(Report)

U-16 TeamEdit

U-16 Team FriendliesEdit

Iraq  2 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Ali Jassim   88'
Marwan Hussein   87'
Hadaf Abdullah   75'
Iraq  3 – 2  United Arab Emirates

Niigata U-16 TournamentEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 3 0 0 19 2 +17 9
  Albirex Niigata 3 2 0 1 8 10 −2 6
  Iraq 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 3 16 −13 0
Iraq  0 – 5  Japan

Iraq  4 – 0  Costa Rica

Iraq  2 – 3  Albirex Niigata

Domestic clubs in international tournamentsEdit

2008 AFC Champions LeagueEdit

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Saipa 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 12
  Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
  Al Wasl 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7
  Al Kuwait 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2 5
Al Wasl FC0 – 1Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Report Ali Alwan   32'





Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al Qadisiya 6 3 2 1 8 7 +1 11
  Pakhtakor 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7 11
  Erbil 6 2 2 2 8 11 −3 8
  Al-Gharafa 6 0 2 4 3 8 −5 2
Arbil FC1 – 1Al-Gharafa
Muslim Mubarak   61' Report Araújo   13'


FC Pakhatakor2 – 0Arbil FC
Akmal Kholmatov   47'
Alexander Geynrikh   52' (pen)
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Masoud Moradi


Al-Gharafa0 – 1Arbil FC
Report Ahmad Salah Alwan   29'
Attendance: 200
Referee:   Muhsen Basma

Arbil FC4 – 2Al Qadisiya Kuwait
Luay Salah   52'   70'   79'
Ahmad Salah Alwan   89'
Report Saadoun Al Shammari   23'
Ali Al-Kandri   34'

Arab Champions LeagueEdit

Iraq has 1 spot. The spot was given to the 3rd Placed team of the Iraqi Premier League 2007-08.

Round 32Edit

Round 16Edit

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya  1 – 1  Union Sportive Monastir
Hussein Jawad   66' Aymen Ayari   6'


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