Sunday, July 29, 2007

Good Job!

Iraq Upset All Odds To Win First Asian Cup

Iraq beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 on Sunday to win their first Asian Cup and provide a fairytale ending to the continental football championship.

The Saudis had been bidding to become the first four-times winners of the event but Iraq, riding a wave of global sentiment, upset the hot-favourites for a rare slice of sporting glory.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUKSP26426720070729?feedType=RSS&rpc=451

Considering how the team fared during Saddam's reign, I'm very, very happy for them and am hoping this gives the entire country a real boost!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good going Iraqis!!!! That IS wonderful news! I especially love that they beat the Saudis.

11:54 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

And it was something involving the peaceful gathering of nations, a "normal" activity. Welcome back from the edge Iraq!

tmw

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo for the Iraqis, hope springs eternal. Its a pity their victory over South Korea was marred by bombings back home. The 7th. century crowd just can't abide living in the 21st. Infuriating, and sad. J'Mac

2:46 PM  
Anonymous z said...

very well put, tmw....isn't it just wonderful? What a shot in the arm for them (a GOOD kind of 'shot', that is...for a change!)
xxx z

3:27 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Yeah, Z, I'm happy they won!

8:36 AM  

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