The Iraq national football team are known as the Lions of Mesoptamia and they currently play in the AFC confederation where they wear white shirts with green trim which are supplied by German brand adidas. The nation have appeared in one World Cup in 1986 and they won the 2007 AFC Asian Cup.
Iraq wear home shirts of green, with green shorts and socks. Iraq's best performance to date was at the 2004 Olympics in Greece, where their U23's beat Portugal, Costa Rica, and Australia to finish 4th. Iraq have made the world cup on one occasion, in 1986 but didn't manage to win a game.
As the Champions of the Asian Football Confederation, Iraq qualified for this year's edition of the Confederations Cup being held in South Africa [...]
Iraq played their first international match against Morocco in Lebanon on the 19th October 1957 when they drew 3-3.
Hussein Saeed holds the record for the most number of caps and goals with 126 and 61 and they play their home matches at the Al Shaab Stadium in Baghdad.