Friday, July 13, 2007

Iraq 3, Australia 1 Soccer Match Today

3-1! Iraq stun lethargic Australia!
Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:21PM BST

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Iraq pulled off a stunning 3-1 upset win over Australia at the Asian Cup on Friday to leave the tournament favourites in danger of an embarrassing early exit.

I may have mentioned the high level of banter the Aussies here dish out. Oh. My. Goodness! The only unfortunate part of this clear opportunity to harass them mercilessly is that while they are crazy about their sports, they aren't crazy about soccer like they are rugby and Aussie football. So the teasing is still fun, just not as painful as we'd like.

And it helps with the morale of the academy, allowing the Iraqis to celebrate at the expense of their instructors, with whom many of them have built up pretty good relationships over the 3 + weeks they have been training together. Smiles all around.

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