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Iraqi Kurdistan national football team

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The Iraqi Kurdistan national football team (Arabic: منتخب كردستان العراق الوطني لكرة القدم‎, Kurdish: Helbijardey Topî pêy Kurdistan ;ھەڵبژاردەی تۆپی پێی كوردستان‎), is the national team of Iraqi Kurdistan. They are not affiliated with FIFA or Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and therefore cannot compete for the FIFA World Cup or the AFC Asian Cup. The Iraqi FA attended a meeting held by the NF-Board in June 2006.[2]

Iraqi Kurdistan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Tricolour
AssociationIraqi Kurdistan Football Association
ConfederationConIFA
Head coachKhasraw Groon
Most capsHeydar Gharaman
Home stadiumFranso Hariri Stadium, Erbil
Zakho International Stadium, Zakho
First colours
Second colours
Elo ranking
Current 100 Increase 2 (20 July 2019)[1]
Highest99 (20 November 2018)
Lowest109 (2012)
First international
 Iraqi Kurdistan 2–2 Sápmi 
(Sweden; 7 July 2008)
Biggest win
 Tamil Eelam 0–9 Iraqi Kurdistan 
(Sweden; 1 June 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Sápmi 3–1 Iraqi Kurdistan 
(Sweden; 13 July 2008)
VIVA World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best resultchampions, 2012 VIVA World Cup

Contents

HistoryEdit

The team played in the 2008 VIVA World Cup for the first time, finishing in the 4th place after a 3–1 loss to Sápmi. Their first and only win in the 2008 tournament came against Provence.

In December 2008, during the 5th General Meeting, Kurdistan was granted full membership to the NF Board and was a failed candidate to host the 2010 VIVA World Cup. After losing in the final in both the 2009 and 2010 tournaments Kurdistan eventually became champions on home turf in 2012, defeating Northern Cyprus 2–1 in front of 22,000 fans.

Official Kurdistan FA EmblemEdit

The Iraqi Kurdistan FA emblem was designed by Kurdish artist Rawand Sirwan Nawroly (Kurdish: ره‌وه‌ند سیروان نه‌ورڕۆڵی‎). The emblem represents the Kurdish flag colours, where the red represents the Kurdish Newroz fire. The yellow ball represents the Kurdish Sun and the green banner represents the green Kurdistan scenery.

Prize listEdit

Year Position GP W D L GS GA
VIVA World Cup
  2006 Did not enter
  2008 4th 5 1 2 2 7 7
  2009 2nd 4 2 0 2 11 4
  2010 2nd 4 3 0 1 9 5
  2012 1st 4 4 0 0 11 2
Palestine International Cup
  2012 3rd 3 1 1 1 5 4
International Tournament of Peoples, Cultures and Tribes
  2013 1st 4 3 1 0 9 1
ConIFA World Football Cup
  2014 6th 5 1 3 1 14 6
  2016 8th 5 2 3 0 9 3
  2018 Did not enter
Total Best: 1st 33 18 8 7 73 28
World Cup History
Year Round Score Result
VIVA World Cup
2008 Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 2–2   Sápmi Draw
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 3–0   Provence Win
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–2   Padania Lose
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 0–0   Arameans Suryoye Draw
3rd Place   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–3   Sápmi Lose
2009 Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 4–0   Occitania Win
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–2   Padania Lose
Semi-Final   Iraqi Kurdistan 6–0   Provence Win
Final   Iraqi Kurdistan 0–2   Padania Lose
2010 Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 4–1   Two Sicilies Win
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 3–2   Provence Win
Semi-Final   Iraqi Kurdistan 2–1   Occitania Win
Final   Iraqi Kurdistan 0–1   Padania Lose
2012
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 6–0   Western Sahara Win
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–0   Occitania Win
Semi-Final   Iraqi Kurdistan 2–1   Provence Win
Final   Iraqi Kurdistan 2–1   Northern Cyprus Win
ConIFA World Football Cup
2014
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–2   Arameans Suryoye Lose
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 9–0   Tamil Eelam Win
Quarter-finals   Iraqi Kurdistan 1 (2) – (4) 1   Ellan Vannin Draw
Placement Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 2 (5) – (4) 2   Occitania Draw
Placement Round 2   Iraqi Kurdistan 1 (3) – (4) 1   Padania Draw
2016
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 3–0   Székely Land Win
Round 2   Iraqi Kurdistan 3–0   United Koreans in Japan Win
Quarter-finals   Iraqi Kurdistan 2 (6) – (7) 2   Padania Draw
Placement Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 0 (5) – (6) 0   Western Armenia Draw
Placement Round 2   Iraqi Kurdistan 1 (2) – (4) 1   United Koreans in Japan Draw
Others tournaments
Year Round Score Result
Palestine International Cup
2012 Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 3–1   Mauritania Win
Round 2   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–1   Indonesia Draw
Round 3   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–2   Tunisia Lose
International Tournament of Peoples, Cultures and Tribes
2013
Round 1   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–1 UGA Ardeiv Draw
Round 2   Iraqi Kurdistan 6–0   Western Sahara Win
Semi final   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–0   Quebec Win
Final   Iraqi Kurdistan 1–0   Provence Win

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sarhang Muhsin 29 22 0   Al-Shorta
12 1GK Znar Faizi 0 0   Duhok
22 1GK Rebaz Abdulla 21 0 0   Erbil

2 2DF Bayar Abubakir 5 0   Duhok
3 2DF Herdi Siamand 33 11 1   Erbil
20 2DF Jassim Mohammed Haji 32 10 1   Zakho
13 2DF Aras Mustafa 28 1 0   Zeravani
4 2DF Hawkar Latif 26 0 0   Nawroz
8 2DF Khalid Mushir 35 12 2   Zakho
5 2DF Kamaran Ali 27 3 0   Zakho
21 2DF Niaz Muhamad 26 5 0   Erbil

14 3MF Hawre Jalal 26 3 5   Peshmargay Hawler
15 3MF Muhamad Sabir 1 0   Erbil
19 3MF Diyar Rahman 30 5 1   Erbil
10 3MF Ali Aziz 27 10 4   Ararat Yerevan
16 3MF Miran Khesro 26 12 1   Erbil
6 3MF Abdulla Kaifi 24 0 0   Kirkuk
11 3MF Kosrat Baiz 25 5 2   Erbil
9 3MF Rekar Hashim 23 1 0   Erbil

17 4FW Hunar Ahmad 4 2   Zeravani
18 4FW Ayub Ayad 31 1 0   Zeravani
7 4FW Farhang Wriya 2 1   Peshmargay Hawler
23 4FW Farhan Shakor 21 9 5   Erbil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 20 July 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  2. ^ "The first football World Cup for nations that do not exist". Play the Game, Steve Menary. September 23, 2006.

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