The Authority stated in a statement: “In line with the message of the International Federation (FIFA) related to the Corona pandemic, and the measures taken globally towards it, the interim authority decided to continue to suspend the league competition until April 30 and await the results of the coming days.”
The football season in Iraq faced difficulties even before the outbreak of the “Covid-19” virus, as the league was suspended last October against the backdrop of the widespread demand protests that took place in Baghdad and the provinces of southern Iraq.
Last February, the championship resumed, but in a new format that adopts the league system for one stage with the participation of 15 teams (14 games for each team without going and returning, i.e. one meeting between each of the two teams instead of two), after the voluntary withdrawal of five teams that guaranteed their survival in the next season.
Then, the decision to suspend the season was taken as of March 11 due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which caused chaos in the calendar of sporting events around the world, and caused the majority of them to be postponed and even to cancel some of them.