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Yasser Raad Mohammed (L) of Iraq Erbil club

Yasser Raad Mohammed (L) of Iraq Erbil club

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Erbil FC reclaimed the top spot after beating visiting Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1-0 at Franso Hariri Stadium, in a makeup match of the Iraqi Premier League’s Group One.

Erbil’s victory was made possible by international defender Saad Attiya, who scored the game’s only goal in the 9th minute. The victory gives Erbil 58 points and puts it ahead of Dohuk by virtue of goal differential.

Erbil, which has won the tournament the past two seasons, has three more makeup matches remaining, while Dohuk has only one. This means that Erbil is closer to qualifying for the final match, where it would face Group Two champions Najaf.

Group One standings:

1. Erbil 58 points in 23 matches

2. Dohuk 58 points in 25 matches

3. Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 42 points in 26 matches

4. Al-Naft 39 points in 26 matches

5. Pires 37 points in 25 matches

6. Ramadi 37 points in 26 matches

7. Samarra 34 points in 26 matches

8. Al-Shurta 34 points in 26 matches

9. Salahuddin 33 points in 26 matches

10. Al-Kahraba 30 points in 26 matches

11. Al-Sulaymaniyah 27 points in 25 matches

12. Kirkuk 27 points in 26 matches

13. Al-Hudud 19 points in 26 matches. Relegated to first division.

14. Diyala 9 points in 26 matches. Relegated to first division.

International striker Ahmed Salah (Erbil) leads all goal scorers with 14 goals.

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    2009-6-26

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