“We bring smiles to the faces of children after the war” – Mohammad Al-Naqib

Our Spirit of Soccer team in Iraq welcomed 300 fans and government officials, including a member of the board of the Province of Nineveh, to the opening ceremony of a new football field on January 23, 2019.

The field, located in Nineveh, was recently built with support from the Directorate of Youth and Sport and the 🇺🇸 US Government.

Nineveh is the provincial capital of Mosul and was recently reclaimed from ISIS. As seen in the recent photos, the aftermath of war exists long after the fighting stops. We must continue to educate children on the dangers of landmines and provide a safe space for all to play football – U.S. Department of State

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