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Name: Hassan Turki Attia
Birthdate: 1.7.81
Still Active: Yes
Club: Talaba
Position: Midfielder
Ex-club(s): Al-Karkh, Al-Khadimiya, Duhok
Info: Hassan Turki was captain of the youth team that won the 2000 Asian Youth Championship in Tehran, Iran. He was part of the Asian Youth Cup trail from day one helping the team to beat the Maldives 6-0, Nepal 7-0 and drawing with the hosts of the qualifiers Bangladesh 1-1. His determination and leadership qualities were paraded on the Asian stage in Iran helping the team progress all the way to the final. He was one of 5 players from Iraq’s Asian Youth Championship winning team which included Talaba team-mates Haidar Abdul-Razzaq and Basim Abdul-Hassan, Al-Shourta defender Munaim Yousef and Ammar Ahmad of Al-Zawraa who were rumoured to be moving to Italian side Brescia. He was also one of 10 youth players brought into the 2002 World Cup qualifying squad by Milan Zivadinovic, making his debut as a half-time substitute in the 0-0 draw against Lebanon on January 31st 2001. After Milan was sacked and Adnan Hamad was appointed coach, he was one of only 3 youth players left in the squad.

Name: Nashat Akram Ali
Birthdate: 12.9.84
Still Active: Yes
Club: Al-Shorta
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Ex-club(s): Al-Quwa Al-Jawia, Al-Zawraa, Salahaldeen
Info: Nashat Akram made his name as the star player in Iraq’s U-17s managed by Ammo Baba, who finished 2nd in their Asian Cup qualifiers group in July 2000. He was later called up by Adnan Hamad into the Iraq U-19s. Against Pakistan, he was instrumental in the 6-0 demolition setting 2 goals in 6 minutes, the 2nd Nashat was involved in the beginning of a move on the Iraqi left, then he reappeared on the right-hand edge of the penalty area to put Emad Mohamad through with an exquisite back heel that took three defenders out of the play, leaving Emad free to score. He was a regular until he was replaced at half time against Korea Republic due to a tactical change, he later made appearances late on in games and created openings with his inspirational play. In the final Nashat's long ball forward caused confusion between Shohei Ikeda and his goalkeeper, which resulted in a weak clearing header by Fujigaya. The ball fell to Emad who hooked the ball over both players to score the winner.

Name: Haidar Abdul-Razzaq Hussein
Birthdate: 9.6.82
Still Active: Yes
Club: Talaba
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Ex-club(s): Al-Shorta
Info: Haidar Abdul-Razzaq is a talented versitile player capable of playing in defence or midfield. Haidar played in 2 qualifying games in Rajshahi, Bangladesh scoring one goal in the 7-0 demolition of Nepal in the first qualifying game. He was an essential part of the Iraqi youth team during their trail for the 2000 Asian Youth Championship in Tehran, Iran, with his devastating runs on the left where he was a constant threat to the opposition during the whole game. In the semi-finals against Iran, Haidar kept Iranian star winger Javad Kazemeyan quiet during the game, frustrating the Saipa player into switching to the left-wing. After winning the Asian Youth Championship final over Japan in dramatic style, Haidar was called up by Milan Zivadinovic for Iraq’s 2002 World Cup qualifiers, making his international debut on January 31st 2000 against Lebanon in Beirut in a 0-0 draw, he was one of the many players omitted from the squad after Milan was sacked and Adnan Hamad was re-appointed coach.

Name: Arkan Najib Shamoun
Birthdate: 7.2.82
Still Active: Yes
Club: Talaba
Position: Midfielder
Ex-club(s): Al-Karkh(Al-Rasheed until 1991), Al-Zawraa
Info: Arkan Najib is a versatile midfielder capable of playing in a central midfield position or out on the wings. He was part of the Iraqi youth squad that went to Rajashi, Bangladesh for the Asian youth Championship qualifying games, Arkan was not a regular in the team but did make two substitute appearances in the 7-0 win over Nepal in the opening game and the 1-1 draw with the hosts Bangladesh that was enough for Iraq to qualify for the Asian Youth Championship in Tehran, Iran. In Iran, Arkan made two substitute appearances in the wins over the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. After the finals, the midfielder was given a surprise called up into Iraq’s 2002 World Cup qualifying squad by Yugoslavian coach Milan Zivadinovic, however after Milan was sacked by the IFA for leaving a training camp in Tunisia and going back home without permission, Arkan was one of many players omitted by the newly re-appointed coach Adnan Hamad, formerly coach of the Iraqi youth team.

Name: Albert Khoshaba
Birthdate: N/A
Still Active: No
Club: Maslaha Naqil Al-Rakab(Now Amana)
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Ex-club(s): Moathafeen Al-Habbaniya, Al-Fareeka Al-Thalatha(Now Al-Jaish), Al-Shorta
Info: Albert Khoshaba or Alberto as he was known to his adoring fans was a quick-darting left winger who was a regular for the Iraq national team during the 60s. Started his career with Moathafeen Al-Habbaniya in 1954. A year later he was called in for his national service and played for Al-Fareeka Al-Thalatha for three years. In 1957, he moved to Baghdad based club Al-Maslaha, where he was one of the star players at the club. He left Iraq in 1959 and emigrated to England but returned a few months later due to homesickness and joined Al-Shorta in 1960. Albert Khoshaba was one of the fastest and most dangerous wingers in the Iraqi game, who was once described by the legendary Benfica and Portugal striker Eusebio as 'one of the best wingers he'd ever seen' after exchanging shirts in a friendly between a Baghdad select team and Portugal in Baghdad in 1966. Khoshaba was a player capable of tearing great holes in opposing defences, with his outstanding skills and breath-taking pace.

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