Iraq had a bit of joy

When the referee blows the opening whistle, Iraqis divided by sectarian violence put their differences aside to cheer on their team for 90 minutes.
Soccer-mad Iraqis, Shi’ites, Sunni Arabs and ethnic Kurds alike, are enjoying rare moments of joy as their team charges through to the final of the Asian Games.Rest of this pre final write up by Mussab Al-Khairalla here.
The joy was over soon enough though.They lost in the finals to Qatar.

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