FIFA confirms Iraqi player’s positive doping test

Mehrnews.com – TEHRAN/CANBERRA, FIFA confirmed 23-year-old Iraqi midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra had tested positive for doping. After a formal complaint filed by Iranian Football Federation over fielding an ineligible player by Iraqi team in Friday’s quarter-final game, FIFA confirmed Iraqi midfielder had tested positive for doping. 23-year-old Iraqi midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra...

Iraq’s quarter-final win thrown into question

SBS.com – CANBERRA, EXCLUSIVE: The AFC Asian Cup has been rocked by allegations that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in Friday’s dramatic quarter-final win over Iran. Sources have told TWG that the Iranian Football Federation has made a formal complaint to FIFA concerning the eligibility of Iraq midfielder Alaa Abdul Zahra....

Iran to sue Iraq’s Alaa Abdul-Zahra over doping allegations

Tasnim – TEHRAN,  The Iranian Football Federation (IFF) will lodge an official complaint with Asian Football Confederation against Alaa Abdul-Zahra for what it said the Iraqi player has failed drug test. Iran National Anti-Doping Agency deputy Ramin Tabatabaei said on Saturday that Abdul-Zahra failed drug test when he was in...

Queiroz praises battling Iran

Sportal – CANBERRA, Carlos Queiroz hailed the performance of his Iran players, despite losing their Asian Cup quarter-final to Iraq on Friday. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz hailed his side’s battling spirit after crashing out of the Asian Cup quarter-finals to Iraq on penalties on Friday. Ahmed Yasin equalised for Iraq...

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