IFA: Iraq ready to face Morocco and deserves Arab Cup02/07/2012 20:16
BAGHDAD, July 2 (AKnews) – The Iraqi Footbal Association (IFA) said on Monday that the Iraqi football team is ready to face Morocco tomorrow in Saudi Arabia in the semi-finals of the Arab Cup with all its strength and that it deserves the title.
A member if the IFA Mohammed Khalil told AKnews that “The Iraqi team will play with all its stars in tomorrow’s match… the Iraqi tam reached the semi-finals and deserves to be crowned champions of the Arab Cup for its high performance in most of its matches so far”
The Iraqi team, however, will have to play without midfielder Qusay Munir who suffers from an injury from the previous match against Sudan where the two teams tied.
Iraq’s Zico has scrutinized the Moroccan team carefully and has come up with solutions for any kinds of danger that the Moroccan team might pose to the Iraqi goal, according to Khalil.
“Zico and his assistants are confident of the performance of the Iraqi footballers and are working hard on getting the team to victory in tomorrow match to get another step closer to the Cup”
The winners of the Iraq-Morocco match will face the winners of Saudi Arabia-Libya match in the finals.
By Ameer Daghistani