In what must be one of the greatest sporting achievements ever, a football team from war torn Iraq with virtually no infrastructure has won the Asian Cup. Striker Younis Mahmoud knocked in the winner to give Iraq a 1-0 win over the Saudis. I mean some of the countries in this cup, including South Koreas and Oz, have made the quarter or semi finals of the World Cup.
What an amazing story. Talk about the ability of sport to triumph over adversity. I am sure those who dare will be dancing on the streets of Baghdad tonight.
To quote Mahmoud,
'I wish we could go back to back, but you just don't know who will kill you!'
To all the Poms on this website, maybe you should naturalise Yousef to give you guys a chance of glory at the World Cup!
At least this makes the Socceroos qrt final defeat palatable.