Friday, July 13, 2007

That's just bloody ungrateful

After all the steadfastness Australia has shown in the war to liberate the Iraqis from Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi national soccer team goes and does this.

THE Socceroos' Asian Cup campaign lies in tatters after Iraq stunned the pre-tournament favourites 3-1 in their second Group A match at Rajamangala Stadium tonight.

After falling behind to a first-half goal, then equalising through skipper Mark Viduka just following halftime, Australia were picked apart defensively by the Iraqis on the hour for Hawar Mulla Mohammed to score a second.

Karrar Jassim Mohammed then finished the Socceroos off with a third with five minutes remaining to leave their tournament hanging by a thread.

Who'd have thought they could take time out from killing each other and being blown up by suicide bombers to field a national soccer side, much less a winning one? Or is the situation in Iraq less bleak than the mainstream media would have us believe?

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