2007 AFC Asian Cup™: Iraq's amazing triumph revisited
Kuala Lumpur: Fifteen years ago today Iraq completed one of the most memorable feats in Asian football history as the Jorvan Vieira-coached Lions of Mesopotamia lifted the 2007 AFC Asian Cup™. Despite troubles at home, Younis Mahmoud and his teammates claimed a remarkable success that unified a nation and which still resonates around the world.
When Mahmoud soared high in the Jakarta night air to score the goal that downed Saudi Arabia to deliver Iraq their first-ever AFC Asian Cup title, it secured much more than the famous old trophy.
Match schedules confirmed for Olympic Football Tournaments at Paris 2024
Paris: The match schedules for the men’s and women’s Olympic Football Tournaments at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games have been confirmed – and for the first time in the tournaments’ history, the competitions conclude with the final of the women’s competition.
The tournaments, which include 12 and 16 nations competing in the women’s and men’s competitions respectively, begin on Wednesday 24 July and conclude at the Parc des Princes on Saturday 10 August 2024.