The Iraqi team was the full national team (though it may have played as 'Army', which was the same team). None of the matches are full internationals, but the exact identity of Eastern European teams (youth, olympic or military teams, league selections or club teams) is unclear. Any additional information on that is welcomed by the author.
All matches at Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad. NB: all the teams were reported as military selections; the Soviet Union was represented by SKA Odessa. 14-Jul-73 Iraq Military 0-0 Czechoslovakia Military 15-Jul-73 Soviet Union M. 2-0 Bulgaria Military 17-Jul-73 Iraq Military 3-1 Soviet Union Military 18-Jul-73 Czechoslovakia M. 2-0 Bulgaria Military 20-Jul-73 Czechoslovakia M. 1-0 Soviet Union Military 21-Jul-73 Iraq Military 5-2 Bulgaria Military Final Table: 1.Iraq 3 2 1 0 8- 3 5 2.Czechoslovakia XI 3 2 1 0 3- 0 5 3.Soviet Union XI 3 1 0 2 3- 4 2 4.Bulgaria XI 3 0 0 3 2- 9 0
Many thanks to Neil Morrison for additional information and two score corrections; main source: "Baghdad Observer".
Prepared and maintained by Hassanin Mubarak for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
Author: Hassanin Mubarak
Last updated: 15 Mar 2018
(C) Copyright Hassanin Mubarak and RSSSF 2005/18
You are free to copy this document in whole or part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the author. All rights reserved.