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Franso Hariri Stadium, 2013
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Map of Erbil showing the location of Franso Hariri Stadium

Franso Hariri Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Erbil, Iraq. It is currently used mostly for football matches and also has facilities for athletics. The stadium has an official capacity of 20,000.[1] The stadium was built on an old airfield in 1956 and was redeveloped in 1992. The stadium was home to the old Brusk club (renamed Al-Shurta Erbil) and was named the Erbil Stadium until 2001. It was renamed the Martyr Franso Hariri Stadium in honor of the assassinated governor Franso Hariri, who supported efforts to renovate the stadium.

In July 2009 Franso Hariri Stadium became Iraq national football team's home venue after the green-light from AFC to host the Iraqi national and clubs teams in Erbil.[2]


List of international matchesEdit

As of 5 October 2017
No. Date Match Score Competition Attendance
1. 10 July 2009 Iraq vs. Palestine 3–0 Friendly
2. 29 June 2011 Iraq vs. Syria 1–2 Friendly
3. 23 July 2011 Iraq vs. Yemen 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier 20,000
4. 2 September 2011 Iraq vs. Jordan 0–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier 24,000

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kurdistan 24:Erbil governor rejects rumors of Franso Hariri Stadium sale
  2. ^ AFC green-light to Arbil as venue Archived July 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

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