How Iraq’S Football Stars Delivered Warring Kingdom Together

Hide Caption 8 of 12 Photos: How Iraq’s footballers beat bombs and bullets Iraq’s captain and goalscorer in the final, Younis Mohmoud, holds the Asian Cup trophy aloft.
Photos: How Iraq’s footballers beat bombs and bullets An Iraqi fan cheers for her team at the 2007 Asian Cup.
Hide Caption 2 of 12 Photos: How Iraq’s footballers beat bombs and bullets Iraq’s midfielder Hawar Mulla Mohammed celebrates his goal during Group A match against Australia, an early upset and a sign of things to come.
Hide Caption 12 of 12Bloodshed in BaghdadBack in Baghdad suicide bombers struck, killing dozens of fans who had taken to the streets to celebrate the semi-final win.
Hide Caption 9 of 12 Photos: How Iraq’s footballers beat bombs and bullets Thousands poured out on to the streets in Iraq to celebrate the remarkable and unlikely triumph.

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