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Inspired Iraq defy odds to win Asian Cup

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Ps104_33, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

    Sep 3, 2001
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    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Iraq defied seemingly impossible odds to beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in the Asian Cup final on Sunday, providing a fairytale ending to the tournament and a rare moment of celebration in their war-torn homeland.
    Iraqi captain Younis Mahmoud scored the winner in the 71st minute when he climbed above the defence at the far post and headed a perfectly-weighted corner from Hawar Mulla Mohammed into the net.
    Saudi Arabia had been bidding to become the first country to win the Asian Cup four times but were outplayed by an Iraqi team riding high on a wave of national support.
    Iraq's unexpected victory not only captured the imagination of the sporting world but helped unify a country ravaged by war and ripped apart by sectarian violence.

  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    Congratulations to the Iraqi soccer team. :thumbs: