Two Kurds included in Iraqi team for FIFA Arab cup 2021

Sport 10:50 AM - 2021-11-21

The Iraq Football Association has announced the list of footballers invited to take part in the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 games, which are scheduled to begin early next month in the Qatari capital Doha.

The list consists of several new players, as well as some of the current players, including two Kurdish players, Erbil footballer Sherko Karimi and Thailand's Buriram United F.C. footballer Rebin Sulaqa.

Iraq is playing against Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman during the groups' stage.

The 2021 FIFA Arab Cup is scheduled to be the 10th edition of the Arab world's national team football tournament; it will be the first edition with the FIFA Arab Cup branding. It is scheduled to take place between 30 November and 18 December in Qatar, as a prelude to the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will also be held in Qatar.

The tournament phase will involve 16 teams, of which seven came through the qualifying round; all 23 teams competing are under the auspices of either the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) or the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The 32 final matches will be played in six venues, which will also be used for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Reported by Harez Jamal

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