Iraq legends set for all-star match

The Ministry of Youth and Sports today (Monday) announced the list of names that will represent the Iraqi team when they take on a World XI next month.

Preparation for the legends match, which is due to take place in Basra, is already in full flow with footballing greats Edgar Davids, Michael Salgado and Hernan Crespo visiting the country over the summer.

2007 Asian Cup winning coach Jorvan Vieira will be in the dugout for this highly anticipated spectacle, with Basra boy Qusay Munir set to wear the armband.

Who else can’t wait for this one?


Coach: Jorvan Vieira



Emad Hashim

Hashim Khamis



Haider Abdulrazzaq

Saad Abdul Hameed

Bassim Abbas

Radhi Sheineshil

Haidar Mahmoud

Haidar Jabar

Sharar Haider

Haider Obaid

Bassam Raouf


Hadi Ahmed

Nashat Akram

Qusay Munir (C)

Hawar Mulla Mohammed

Habib Jafar

Laith Hussein

Saad Qais

Abbas Obaid

Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail

Haitham Kadhim  



Younis Mahmoud

Ahmed Radhi

Razaq Farhan

Sahib Abbas

Mohammed Nassir

Ahmed Manajid