Second in his family to play for Iraq

Kurdish-German player Arian Amin joins Iraqi youth national football team

BAGHDAD –  The Iraqi Football Association announced on Wednesday the completion of all official documents for Arian Amin, a 17-year-old Kurdish player from German FC Viktoria Köln, to join the Iraqi youth national team. This move underscores the team’s proactive measures in gearing up for upcoming competitions.

Mohammed Nasser, a member of the Iraqi Football Federation and director of national teams, affirmed the finalization of Amin’s paperwork.

“Amin recently participated in the youth team’s camp held in Baghdad, and prior to that, the final phase of his paperwork was completed with the issuance of his passport,” stated Nasser.

Arian Amin, younger brother of international player Yusuf Amin, joins a cohort of professional players in Europe handpicked by coach Emad Mohammed and his staff as part of the Iraqi youth team’s preparation for forthcoming events.

The Amin family moved from Sulaymaniyah Province in the Kurdistan Region to Germany. Arian and Yusuf’s father, Captain Wlid, used to play for the local football team in the town of Darbandikhan, approximately 90 kilometers south of Sulaymaniyah.