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Younis double puts Iraq through to 2015 Asian Cup

by Hassanin Mubarak

A double from Iraqi captain Younis Mahmoud and a stunning strike from Ali Adnan cemented the 2007 Asian Cup winners place at next year's finals in Australia after they leapfrogged Group C rivals China with a 3-1 victory in Sharjah... Read more

Iraq Captain Younis key to victory over China

by Hassanin Mubarak

A North Korean defender misses the ball in the six-yard box, and the Iraqi captain is quick to take advantage, his predatory instinct a second nature, taking one touch on his left foot, Younis Mahmoud switches the ball onto his right and places the... Read more

Stranded Belounis furious with FIFA inaction

by Football News

French-Algerian footballer Zahir Belounis plans to take legal action against his two former Qatari clubs. Belounis, 33, and his family were left stranded in Qatar after he was denied an exit visa under the Arab state's labour laws... Read more

Belounis granted Qatar exit visa

by Football News

Zahir Belounis, the French-Algerian footballer trapped in Qatar for two years, has received a visa to exit the country... Read more

AFC Asian Cup Qualifying Wrap: Iran, Oman make it to Australia

by Football News

Iran were one of five nations to book their place at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup on Tuesday with qualification victories. The three-time winners of the tournament confirmed their progression from Group B with a 4-1 win over Lebanon in Beirut... Read more