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Arsenal Among Clubs Interested In Iraq Left Back

Ali Adnan has been one of the player's of the tournament.

Ali Adnan has been one of the player’s of the tournament.

Arsenal reportedly join Sevilla and Galatasaray as the clubs interested in signing Ali Adnan.

Adnan has been on duty with Iraq U20s at the FIFA U20 World Cup and scored a beautiful free-kick against Uruguay last night as he saw his side crash out on penalties at the semi final stage.

Adnan is somewhat the Iraqi Ian Harte, a left-back with a ferocious set piece. Despite his young age, at 19-years-old he has already made 17 full senior international appearances.

He plays his club football at Baghdad FC but revealed via Facebook the offers of the clubs mentioned.

He scored against England earlier in the tournament with a stunning solo run, of which you can see below.

Adnan is a tall and  physical but fast player, which lends well to Iraq’s counter-attack philosophy. Last night they were under huge pressure from Uruguay for large periods but managed to stay resolute until the 87th minute when Gonzalo Bueno grabbed an equaliser.

It was Adnan’s free-kick that gave Iraq the lead for most of the game though. He netted from a very tight angle after spotting a gap in the goalkeeper’s reach and perfectly struck the ball into it, catching the stopper completely off-guard.

Watch Adnan’s free kick from yesterday below.

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21 thoughts on “Arsenal Among Clubs Interested In Iraq Left Back

  1. Adnan v. good player .. i like that ..

    Posted by Micel Broz | July 11, 2013, 5:14 pm
  2. he is one of the many goood player in iraq but thers isnt any kind of international sport media focus on our player ….. i hope all club in europe know that and seek our player

    Posted by fahd | July 11, 2013, 7:53 pm
  3. 1-ali adnan . 2-ali adnan

    Posted by amna | July 11, 2013, 10:39 pm
  4. Ali Adnan is the better blayer in the tournament and I wish to see him in Arsenal

    Posted by mohammed alkhafaji | July 12, 2013, 11:49 am
  5. good luck for Ali adnan, and wish him all the success

    Posted by Mark Slaiwa | July 12, 2013, 2:21 pm
  6. Adnan campeón Ali y afirmó Anchofah la Plumblaab Europea

    Posted by حذيفة الجبوري | July 12, 2013, 2:50 pm
  7. Good player

    Posted by Haider | July 12, 2013, 2:55 pm
  8. he is very good player

    Posted by Mohammed Falih Al-musawi | July 12, 2013, 3:25 pm
  9. I want to see Ali Adnan at Arsenal

    Posted by Mohammad Adnan | July 12, 2013, 3:34 pm
  10. he is one of the best player in the whole world<<<
    i wish 2 him the best

    Posted by ahmed | July 12, 2013, 4:30 pm
  11. Ali Adnan project to successful player deserves to play in the prestigious clubs in order to hone his talent

    Posted by talal iraqi | July 12, 2013, 8:30 pm
  12. انشاء الله نراه و نرى باقي اللاعبين العراقين في دوريات الاروبيه

    Posted by Aiob sabary | July 13, 2013, 6:48 pm
  13. علي عدنان لاعب مهاري ويستحق التواجد في اروبا نتمناله ان يتقدم الى الافضل

    Posted by حيدر المحروس | July 20, 2013, 12:46 am


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