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Iraq pol 2004

Iraq is a country in western Asia. It is part of the Middle East that speaks mostly the Arabic language.

Sports

The Iraq national football team only qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. They drew host Mexico, Paraguay and eventual semifinalists Belgium. They lost all three of their games by one goal, but scored only one. Their 2015 AFC Asian Cup success was better than the 1986 World Cup, finishing third and eliminating defending champions Japan.

Iraq's weather in June and July is mostly too hot to host a FIFA World Cup during those two months. Iraq has never participated in the Winter Olympics.