From the Olympic team training camp in Turkey, Iraqi captain Younis Mahmoud confirmed the high spirits players are in and confirmed through his official website saying:
“ The team players are all enjoying the training camp and are in high spirits. They are all training hard to get the best and improve the team quality and chemistry. Friendly matches will be a critical element of the preparations to the Asian Olympics in which we aim to add to the Iraqi football Olympic history by wining the gold medal.”
Iraqi FA are still undergoing final negotiations to schedule friendly matches before entering the Asian Olympic competition in South Korea next month. The competition is very important to test the team players ahead of the Gulf Cup in Saudi Arabia and the Asian Cup in Australia in the beginning of next year.
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