Iraq’s Shakir selects new Squad for indonesia Match
Salih Sadir, Hawar Mullah Muhammad and Nashat Akram out of Iraqi football team
The Iraqi Football Association (IFA) has announced the names of the Iraqi football team players selected by coach Hakeem Shakir to face Indonesia in the World Cup qualifiers on February 6.
According to IFA Spokesman, Naeem Saddam, those selected include: Noor Sabri, Jalal Hassan, Muhammad Hameed, Muhammad Nirbat, Waleed Salem, Ali Adnan, Zirgham Ismail, Ahmad Ibrahim, Salam Shakir, Mustafa Nazim, Ali Bahjat, Humam Tariq, Hammadi Ahmad, Ammar Abdulhussein, Saif Salman, Ahmad Abbas, Khaldun Ibrahim, Ali Hussein Rhema, Nabeel Sabah, Muhannad Abdulrahim, Younis Mahmud, Karrar Jassim, and Jawad Kazim.
The famous midfielder, Nashat Akram has resigned from International football because he was not invited to participate in the Gulf cup.
Coach Hakkem Shakir was appointed a few months after Iraq parted with the Brazilian Company Zico, and finished the 2013 Guld Cup as runners up. Since starting Shakir has made radical changes in the new Iraqi team by summoning new young players, and dismissing several famous players such as Salih Sadir, Hawar Mullah Muhammed and Nashat Akram.
Iraq comes from Group C which features two-time AFC Asian Cup champions Saudi Arabia, China and Indonesia.