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FIFA meets to mull Iraq qualifiers

Updated: April 13, 2012, 12:25 PM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- FIFA will decide soon if Iraq is safe enough to host 2014 World Cup qualifying games again. The country has been barred from holding home games since last September.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter led a meeting Friday with an Iraqi delegation, including national team coach Zico. The governing body said in a statement "the matter will be evaluated in due course and will be based exclusively on security considerations."

Iraq is scheduled to host Oman on June 12 after beginning ...

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