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Iraqi national football league to kick off on September 15th: official

Karrada residents celebrate lifting ban on Iraqi stadiums
Head of competitions committee at the Iraqi Football Federation Ali Jabbar said on Wednesday the Iraqi football league will kick off next September 25th.
He added 20 teams will take in the local competition as it had been agreed.
Jabbar said that the season after the coming season may see changes to the number of participating teams.
This comes as sports minister Hussein al-Aitat declared last Saturday the ministry will close stadiums next May for maintenance works.
FIFA had earlier left ban on some Iraqi stadiums.
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