Iraqi Premier League 2018-19 Champions

Al Shorta voted the second-most popular Iraqi club in AFC poll

Iraqi League cancelled; August play-off to determine continental places

AFC committed to completing AFC Champions League group stage

Iraqi Premier League
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
10Al Sinaat Al Kahrabaiya5203611-56
11Al Shorta312075+25
12Naft Al Junoob511314-34
13Amanat Baghdad503225-33
AFC Champions League Group A:
1Saudi Arabia Al Ahli211032+14Round of 16
2United Arab Emirates Al Wahda211021+14
3Iran Esteghlal201123-11
4Iraq Al Shorta201112-11

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 fifth Premier League title and tenth overall league title in the 2013-14 season. Read our exclusive interview with him here!

Flashback Photo of the Month

This month in 2012, Al Shorta and Al Zawraa played out one of the most exciting Baghdad Derby matches in recent memory. Al Zawraa took the lead with a Hayder Sabbah free-kick, but Amjad Kalaf netted twice as Al Shorta went 2-1 up. Hayder Sabbah then slotted home a penalty to equalise the game, but with only a few minutes remaining, Al Shorta's set piece specialist Zaid Khalaf curled in a beautiful free-kick from long range right into the top corner to give the Harps a 3-2 victory. His celebration was captured perfectly in the photo below:

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