Sunday, 29 July 2007
What the Bombs could NOt take away
Question: What is it this time...Manchester United?
Answer: No...its he Iraqi National Football Team
Question: So Iraq has a national football team eh?
Answer: Not just that, they won the Asian Cup yestada beating Saudi Arabia 1-0
Question: NO...is it just like a middle east cup or something? Are u sure its soccer you are talking about?
Answer: This was the Asian cup in Jakarta, Indonesia with participants including Japan, Australia, Malaysia etc.
Question: Wow...how did they do it?
Answer: Thats what everybody in the world is wondering. The team included players from Sunni, Shitte and Kurdish tribes. None of the players was untouched by the war. Its the soccer story of the year. Though its not exactly a happy camp going back
Question: Why is it not a happy camp?
Answer: Well there is no camp going back. Mahmoud, who was named best player of the tournament, said one of the tragedies of the war was that the team would not even be able to return to Iraq with the trophy.
'I wish we could go, but you just don't know who will kill you,' he said.
Well...its inspiring to know that these warring tribes can play together in a team and win a major tournament.