Iraqis call on FIFA to lift football ban on home stadiums

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Iraqi football fans are campaigning for football’s governing body FIFA to lift its decades-long ban on Iraqi stadiums, as the tenth edition of the FIFA Arab Cup takes place in Qatar. Ahead of Iraq’s clash with Bahrain in the group stage of the Arab Cup, last Friday, Iraqi sports journalist Ali Nouri launched the campaign on Twitter. “Young people, your support is needed to end this injustice in Iraq. Let’s get this trending and recover our rights,” he tweeted. “This campaign will continue, and we aim to pressure the FIFA and the Asian Federation to lift the ban on our stadiums.” High-profile m…

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