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Iraq national under-20 football team

Iraq national under-20 football team (also known as Iraq Under-20 or Iraq Youth Team) represents Iraq in international football competitions in AFC U-19 Championship which Iraq holds 5 titles, as well as any other under-20, under-19, and under-18 international football tournaments. It is controlled by the Iraq Football Federation

Iraq Under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Young Lions of Mesopotamia
Leyouth Al-Rafidayn (ليوث الرافدين)
AssociationIFA
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachQahtan Chathir
CaptainMohammed Ridha Jalil
FIFA codeIRQ
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Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1977)
Best resultFourth Place: (2013)
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances15 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions (5): (1975, 1977, 1978, 1988, 2000)

Iraq have been awarded the AFC National Team of the Year award once in 2013, being the only U-20 team to win this award.[1]

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Competitions RecordEdit

FIFA U-20 World Cup recordEdit

FIFA U-20 World Cup
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1977 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 6 8
  1979 Qualified but Withdrew
  1981 Did Not Qualify
  1983
  1985
  1987
  1989 Quarterfinals 6th 4 3 0 1 5 2
  1991 Did Not Qualify
  1993
  1995
  1997
  1999
  2001 Group stage 19th 3 1 0 2 5 9
  2003 Did Not Qualify
  2005
  2007
  2009
  2011
  2013 Fourth place 4th 7 3 3 1 11 11
  2015 Did Not Qualify
  2017
  2019
Total Best: Fourth place 4/22 17 8 3 6 27 30

AFC U-19 Championship RecordEdit