Iraq national futsal team

The Iraq national futsal team represents Iraq in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Futsal Commission of the Iraq Football Association. It is one of the rising teams in Asia. As of November 2017, Iraq is ranked 50th in the Futsal World Rankings.[1] Iraq has played in eleven AFC Futsal Championships. Its best result was fourth place in 2018. Iraq has also played at three WAFF Futsal Championships where in 2007, they finished third. In 2009, they won the tournament to gain their first ever title on any international stage. In 2012, much like in 2007, they once again finished in third place. Iraq also played at the 2005 and 2008 Arab Futsal Championships, but didn't manage to make it out of the group stage both times.

Iraq
Iraq National Football Team Shirt Badge.png
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Lions of Mesopotamia
Usood Al-Rafidain (اسود الرافدين)
AssociationIraq Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachHaitham Abbas
CaptainUtayl Khaleel Abdulqader
FIFA codeIRQ
FIFA ranking55 (12 May 2020)[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 South Korea 3 – 1 Iraq Iraq
(Tehran, Iran; 14 July 2001)
Biggest win
Iraq Iraq 19 – 0 Guam 
(Taipei, Taiwan; 1 March 2007)
Iraq Iraq 20 – 1 Brunei 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 24 October 2002)
Biggest defeat
 Iran 13 – 2 Iraq Iraq
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan; 14 February 2016)
World Cup
Appearances0
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances11 (First in 2001)
Best resultFourth place, (2018)
WAFF Futsal Championship
Appearances3 (First in 2007)
Best resultMed 1.png Champions, (2009)

Tournament recordsEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA Futsal World Cup Record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GS GA
  1989 Did Not Enter
  1992
  1996
  2000
  2004 Did Not Qualify
  2008
  2012
  2016
  2020
Total 0/9 Best: 0 0 0 0 0 0

AFC Futsal ChampionshipEdit

AFC Futsal Championship record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GS GA
  1999 Did Not Enter
  2000
  2001 Group stage 16th 3 0 1 2 8 16
  2002 Quarterfinals 8th 5 2 0 3 37 18
  2003 Group stage 16th 3 1 0 2 12 10
  2004 Did Not Enter
  2005 Group stage 16th 8 6 0 2 33 19
  2006 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 4 12
  2007 Group stage 16th 3 1 0 2 9 13
  2008 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 4 14
  2010 Group stage 16th 3 1 0 2 12 20
  2012 Did Not Qualify
  2014 Group stage 16th 3 2 0 1 11 7
  2016 Quarterfinals 8th 5 2 0 3 15 25
  2018 Fourth place 4th 6 2 2 2 16 18
  2020 Did Not Qualify
Total 11/16 0 Titles 44 17 2 25 157 168

Futsal at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts GamesEdit

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
  2005 Did not enter
  2007
  2009
  2013 Group stage 2 0 0 2 5 15
  2017 Did not enter
Total 1/5 2 2 0 0 5 15

WAFF Futsal ChampionshipEdit

West Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
  2007 Third Place 3 0 1 2 7 12
  2009 Champions 4 3 1 0 10 7
  2012 Third Place 4 2 0 2 19 23
Total 3/3 11 5 2 4 36 42

Arab Futsal ChampionshipEdit

Arab Futsal Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
  1998 Did not enter
  2005 Group stage 3 1 0 2 9 19
  2007 Did not enter
  2008 Group stage 4 2 0 2 17 17
Total 2/4 7 3 0 4 26 36

MatchesEdit

Recent results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Lose

2 February 2018 2018 AFC Futsal Championship Iraq   4–2   China University of Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei
16:30
Report
Referee: Anatoliy Rubakov (Uzbekistan)
4 February 2018 2018 AFC Futsal Championship Myanmar   2–3   Iraq University of Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei
16:30
Report
Referee: Yuttakon Maiket (Thailand)
6 February 2018 2018 AFC Futsal Championship Iran   5–3   Iraq University of Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei
16:30
Report
Referee: Hussain Ali Al-Bahhar (Bahrain)
8 February 2018 2018 AFC Futsal Championship Lebanon   2–2 (a.e.t.)
(8–9 p)
  Iraq University of Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei
16:00
Report
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
Penalties
9 February 2018 2018 AFC Futsal Championship Iraq   0–3   Japan Xinzhuang Gymnasium, New Taipei City
16:00 Report
Referee: Rey Ritaga (Philippines)

PlayersEdit

Current SquadEdit

Players called for the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Yahya Abdulnoor
13 1GK Zaher Mahdi
2 FP Mustafa Bachay (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 28)   Naft Al-Wasat
3 FP Firas Mohammed (1982-11-01) 1 November 1982 (age 38)   Naft Al-Wasat
4 FP Tareq Zeyad
5 FP Hussein Al-Zubiaidi (1979-08-04) 4 August 1979 (age 41)
6 FP Zaid Ali
7 FP Salim Faisal (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 25)   Naft Al-Wasat
8 FP Ghaith Riyadh
9 FP Hassan Ali Jabar (1989-01-13) 13 January 1989 (age 31)
10 FP Hasan Dakheel (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 28)   Naft Al-Wasat
11 FP Rafid Hameed (1993-01-09) 9 January 1993 (age 27)   Naft Al-Wasat
12 FP Zainal Abdeen (1995-12-13) 13 December 1995 (age 24)
14 FP Waleed Khalid (1992-06-29) 29 June 1992 (age 28)   Naft Al-Wasat

Previous squadsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Current ranking". Futsal World Ranking. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
Preceded by
2007
  Iran
WAFF Futsal Championship
2009 (First title)
Succeeded by
2012
  Iran