After years of absence, Iraq is coming back to the AFC Champions League. Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya has been eliminated early, but a new name will have a chance to shine at the group stage - Al-Zawraa.
Not many clubs in the world can show off in three consecutive continental titles at the moment. Actually there are only two. Real Madrid, and Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya. Uri with the Eagles of Baghdad.
Under radar, an Iraqi mega club is emerging in Asia. The local FA has still a long way to go, but Uri highlights the important points from Al-Jawiya’s triumph.
The best tournament for 2016 was the AFC Cup. Identity, hope and drama.
That's everything you look for in an international club tournament.