Friday, August 13, 2004

Do You Believe In Miracles?

Okay, so it ain't exactly the U.S.A. beating the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics, but it's still a pretty sweet victory for a country that deserves something to cheer about:

In its first Olympic competition since its country was shattered by war, Iraq upset star-studded Portugal 4-2 on Thursday in a gritty, come-from-behind victory that set off cheers and celebrations among some 200 fans.

"This victory will be received with happiness by my people, who have suffered through much," said Iraqi coach Adnan Hamad, whose countrymen were already taking to the streets of Baghdad, lighting up the night sky with streaks of celebratory gunfire.

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