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Eight signings, twelve departures and new coaches

Al Shorta unveil new Nike home and away kits

Erbil vs. Al Shorta
2018-19 Iraqi Premier League
Venue: Franso Hariri Stadium (away)
12 December 2018
15:00 GMT

Al Shorta vs. Al Hudod
2018-19 Iraqi Premier League
Venue: Al Shaab Stadium (home)
16 December 2018
13:15 GMT

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Al Shorta10730254+21242020 AFC Champions League
2Al Karkh11731167+9242020 AFC Champions League qualifiers
3Al Quwa Al Jawiya10721166+1023
4Al Zawraa11641168+822
5Naft Misan106221713+420

We sat down with Lorival Santos, the Brazilian manager who made history by becoming the first coach from outside of Asia to win the Iraqi Premier League as he led the Harps to their landmark tenth overall league title in the 2013-14 season. Read our exclusive interview with him here!

Photo of the Month

This month five years ago, Al Shorta played Al Minaa their last ever competitive match at the old Al Shorta Stadium. The Harps took the lead through a first half Mustafa Kareem penalty but a goal by Basem Ali with just two minutes left denied them a win in their farewell game. It turned out to be an important point gained as the hosts ended up winning the league by a single point - their second consecutive league title.

Video of the Month

This month five years ago saw Al Shorta legend Nashat Akram score his last ever goal for the club. His strike, assisted by a lovely Mahdi Kamil through ball, gave Al Shorta the lead away to Al Karkh in a game they eventually won 2-0 on their way to a second consecutive league title. 'The Maestro' would leave the club to sign for Chinese side Dalian Aerbin soon after. A short return to Al Shorta and a stint at Erbil followed before he retired in 2015.

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