The Iraqi star thanks the Football Association for honoring him ... and wishes to break the "thug" number

Ahmed Ibrahim: I am looking forward to playing with the fifth team in the Emirates

Ahmed Ibrahim cuts the ball in front of the national team player Caio.

Photography: Osama Abu Ghanem

The Iraqi national team player, Ahmed Ibrahim, expressed his pride in the honor he received from the UAE Football Association, after the friendly match that brought together the two teams, last Tuesday, on the occasion of his 100th match with the Lions of Mesopotamia, thanking Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Council The Football Association, for the support he got during his professional period in the Emirates stadiums, and after.

Ahmed Ibrahim said to "Emirates Today": "I am happy to have reached this number of international matches, and I feel proud to honor Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, who did not fall short with me before when I was in Ajman, where I enjoyed support and attention," adding: "I played for four Emirati clubs. They are: Al Wasl, Al Dhafra, Ajman and the Emirates, and I look forward to playing with the Fifth Club, and I think that is close, and I am proud of every team that I wore its shirt and defended its colors.

The Iraqi player added: “I am proud that my professional place will be Zabeel Stadium, which witnessed my first professional match in my sports career, and I was in the Al Wasl shirt with whom I lived the most beautiful sports and non-sporting days, and today I am honored to play the 100th international match at Al Wasl Stadium as well.” , Stressing that his memory stores many beautiful memories with the various teams, but his memories with Al Wasl cannot be forgotten, and he will always visit Dubai and Al Wasl Club.

Regarding his aspirations for the next stage and the number of matches he will play, Ahmed Ibrahim said: “I hope to break the record for the number of international matches with the Iraq national team, registered in the name of Yunus Mahmoud (The Ripper), which is 148 international matches. It is an aspiration that is not easy and needs divine success and the support of officials and the public. These are the same factors that have led me to 100 friendly matches so far, ”explaining:“ My primary goal is to lead the Mesopotamian Lions to qualify for the 2022 World Cup Finals. ”

He continued: "I played in many leagues, but I enjoyed stability, media support and great comfort in the Arab Gulf League, with my pride in all the leagues that I played with their clubs and all of them are distinguished, but the Emirati league has a special impact in my football career."

He concluded: "I thank everyone who helped me to reach my current technical level, and all the officials of the clubs in which I played in the Emirates. I also owe a lot of gratitude to the Al Wasl fans, many of whom are still in contact with me, and thanks to the Iraqi community in the Emirates, and I have a sporting and social friendship with them at the same time." .

The Iraqi star:

"My primary goal is to lead the Mesopotamian Lions to qualify for the 2022 World Cup Finals."


Teams Ahmed Ibrahim played in the UAE stadiums are: Al Wasl, Al Dhafra, Ajman and the Emirates.

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