Saturday, April 25, 2009
Unsubstantiated reports: Iraq-Palestine Friendly
There have been some rumblings about a Palestine-Iraq friendly slated for an April date (I guess that means sometime this week) but I have yet to come across an article confirming this report. Apparently, this match will be helped in Baghdad and will serve as one of Iraq's warm-up matches ahead of the Confederations' Cup and as a symbolic gesture since it will be the first international played on home soil in over six years. We have been burned in the past with unsubstantiated reports and poor journalism (off topic: Izzat Hamzeh is still the coach until further notice) and we try not to publish speculation but this report seems plausible so we'll report back once we have more information.