Katanec announces squad ahead of Bolivia friendly

Iraq’s 23-man squad has been announced ahead of a friendly against Bolivia in the United Arab Emirates on November 20th. The squad saw the exclusion of Justin Meram and Osama Rashid with the manager reportedly giving both a rest for the international break as he is convinced with their performances. Meanwhile, Brwa Nouri, Mohannad Abdul-Raheem and Mohammed Gassid have been recalled to fight for a place in the Asian Cup.

The match against the South American outfit is possibly the players’ last chance to impress the new manager and grab a spot in the Asian Cup squad. Some players were disappointing against Argentina and Saudi Arabia, and they will hope to redeem themselves against Bolivia.


Mohammed Hameed (Al-Shorta)

Jalal Hassan (Al-Zawraa)

Mohammed Gassid (Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya)


Ali Adnan (Atalanta, Italy)

Frans Dhia Putros (Hobro IK, Denmark)

Raad Fenar (Al-Naft)

Ali Faiz (Al-Kharaitiyat, Qatar)

Rebin Sulaka (Al-Khor, Qatar)

Alaa Mhawi (Al-Shorta)

Waleed Salim (Al-Shorta)

Saad Natiq (Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya)


Brwa Nouri (Bali United, Indonesia)

Amjad Attwan (Al-Shorta)

Mahdi Kamil (Al-Shorta)

Safaa Hadi (Al-Zawraa)

Ali Husni (Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya)

Humam Tariq (Esteghlal, Iran)

Ahmed Yasin (Al-Khor, Qatar)

Bashar Rasan (Persepolis, Iran)

Hussein Ali (Qatar SC, Qatar)


Mohanad Ali (Al-Shorta)

Mohannad Abdul-Raheem (Al-Zawraa)

Wissam Saadoun (Naft Maysan)