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Iraq banned from playing at home

September 23, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Iraq have been told to play their home qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics at a neutral venue by FIFA.

FIFA wrote to the Iraq Football Association to raise questions over security after a breach of safety regulations in their qualifier with Jordan earlier this month. The crowd appeared well over capacity and there was a power cut during the match, so the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has now banned Iraq from hosting games.

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