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Iraq Vs. Vietnam

July 21, 2007

Iraq won 2-0.

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Police danced at checkpoints and gunmen fired their weapons in celebration Saturday as thousands of jubilant Iraqis poured into the streets of Baghdad after their national soccer team’s 2-0 victory over Vietnam in a quarterfinal match of the Asia Cup in Bangkok, Thailand .

The impromptu citywide parade lifted the capital’s wartime gloom and let Iraqis forget momentarily the daily frustrations of their lives.

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What, you thought this post was about something else?  For the latest on the Asia Cup, click here.

Update:  The Iraqis partied so hard that 3 people were killed and 50 more injured in the celebration.

 

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4 comments

  1. Snagged me with your title. I had two immediate thoughts Chen has a historical perspective post and then ahhh I love soccer.
    Bravo Iraq.


  2. Neener Neener 🙂

    Historical perspective? Maybe someday.


  3. Ok I’ll settle for General Chen’s perspective.


  4. I am so happy to read this news. It is nice to know that they can have some happy moments in their otherwise tormented lives.



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