Exclusive: Two Asian camps prepare the Iraqi youth team for the qualifiers

The Iraqi youth team has decided to hold two training camps in two Asian countries in preparation for the Asian Cup qualifiers, after the draw placed it in Group 8, which also includes Thailand (the host), the Philippines, and Brunei Darussalam.

The sources toldwin winThe Iraqi Federation agreed with the Malaysian side to hold a training camp. For the youth teamThere is preparation for the qualifiers for the Asian Cup Finals – China 2025, as he is scheduled to head to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, at the end of this July.

She added: “The Iraqi youth team camp will last for a week to 10 days, and will include two friendly matches with the Malaysian team. After the camp ends, the team will head to China to play a new camp that also includes two friendly matches with the Chinese team, and then the delegation will head to Thailand to play the qualifiers.”

She added: “The Iraqi youth team is waiting for the return of most of the professional players to strengthen its team, most notably Torino defender Adam Talib and Stoke City player Ali Haidar, in addition to the return of the most prominent local players such as Al-Kahraba player Amouri Faisal and Al-Minaa player Karar Jaafar, as they will be with the Iraqi team along with another group of local players who were absent from the West Asian Championship, which was held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently.”

She noted that: “The administrative and training staff of the Iraqi youth team feel optimistic with the approaching return of the coach.” Imad Muhammed To the team before the qualifiers, after the end of the ban imposed on him by the International Federation for disciplinary reasons, related to his posts on social media.

The Iraqi youth team left the West Asian Championship in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from the group stage, after collecting 5 points with two draws against Jordan and Albania and a win over Lebanon.

Iraq Youth Team in West Asia Championship

It is worth noting that the Iraqi youth team will participate in the Asian qualifiers in Thailand from September 21 to 29, as the draw placed it alongside the teams of Thailand, the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam.

China is set to host the Asian finals from February 6-23, 2025, with the group winners and the five best second-placed teams qualifying.

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