Monday, May 26, 2008
Iraq Suspended by FIFA
FIFA has suspended the Iraq national team from competing in international competitions. This ban comes after the Iraq government dissolved its National Olympic Commitee and national sport federations which break FIFA and Olympic regulations.
The FIFA Congress meets in Sydney on Friday and would recommend a ban on Iraq for 12 months unless the government reversed its decision by Thursday.
Obviously this ban would destroy Iraq's hope of competing in the 2010 World Cup.
The Iraq national team won the Asian Cup in 2007.