Iraq gears up to play for another soccer title
BAGHDAD -- Iraq is gearing up to play for another global soccer trophy, five years after a surprising run to the Asian Cup title.
The Iraqis last week qualified for the 2013 Under-20 World Cup, which will be held in Turkey. They got there after reaching the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation's under-19 championship on Wednesday.
"This is a comeback of Iraqi football achievements," Iraqi Football Association President Najeh Hamoud told The Associated Press on Thursday. ...
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