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Al Shorta claim Iraqi Premier League title


Monday, July 15, 2019
Al Shorta rejoice

Baghdad: Al Shorta were confirmed as winners of the 2018/19 Iraqi Premier League title at the weekend despite losing 1-0 away at Al Minaa.


The loss was to matter little for Nebojša Jovović’s charges, as defeat for second-placed Air Force Club left Al Shorta with an unassailable eight-point lead at the top of the table with two matches still to play.

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🎶 We Are The Champions! 🎶#CHAMPI6NS pic.twitter.com/6uMejlQttx

— Al-Shorta SC (@AlShorta_SC) July 14, 2019

With star striker Alaa Abdul Zahra to the fore throughout, Al Shorta’s impressive campaign saw them claim the club’s fourth top-flight title.

The success also guarantees Al Shorta a place in next season’s AFC Champions League group stage, a competition the Baghdad-based outfit have not appeared in since being beaten 1-0 by Kuwait SC in the 2014 play-offs.

Photo: Al Shorta SC

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