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We achieved our goal in the West Asian Youth Championship


The Iraqi Football Association confirmed that the national team Youth of Iraq He achieved his goal of participating in the West Asian Youth Football Championship under 19 years (Al-Diyar Al-Arabiyya), hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Yesterday, Sunday, the Iraqi team achieved its only victory in ChampionshipAfter defeating its Lebanese counterpart by two goals to none in the conclusion of its matches in its second group.

Despite the second win, the youth team bid farewell to the tournament after finishing second in the group with five points, after the Jordanian team, which topped the group with seven points.

Teams Manager evaluates participation in West Asian Youth Championship

The director of the Iraqi Federation’s national teams, Muhammad Nasser, expressed his complete satisfaction with what the youth team presented in the tournament, stressing in an official statement: “The goal of participation has been achieved, which is the ideal preparation for the Asian qualifiers next September, especially since the team played three excellent matches.” The qualification card would have been within reach, had it not been for some small details, as well as the loss of opportunities in the match against Albania.”

He added: “The Football Association, in consultation with the technical staff, has developed a comprehensive program for the team in order to prepare it before entering the upcoming Asian qualifiers, especially since the Executive Office of the Football Association is counting on this team to be the true nucleus for the future of Iraqi football.”

The statement noted that: “The team’s technical staff extended their thanks and appreciation to the players for their good technical performance in the three matches, as well as their moral commitment on and off the field, wishing them success in the Youth League finals, scheduled to start on the tenth of next month.”

Iraqi youth national team players from the West Asian Youth Championship

It is noteworthy that the Iraqi youth team ended its journey in the West Asian Youth Championship under 19 years in second place in its group with five points after two draws with Jordan and Albania and a win over Lebanon, as the tournament system stipulates that the first-place teams in the three groups qualify, while the best second-place team qualifies to complete the tournament’s golden square.

The Saudi, Emirati, Jordanian and Syrian national teams have qualified for the semi-finals of the West Asian Youth Championship, which will be held at King Fahd International Stadium on July 3.



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