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Iraq gets 4th place in the Olympics a great achievement
Iraq's gold rush ends with 3-1 defeat
Paraguay to face Argentina, Iraq will battle Italy for bronze
The Iraqi team dominate the match, however they were extremely unfortunate and missed several scoring opportunities, were Paraguay made every chance count. It was a hard way to end the dream of the gold medal, however Iraqi soccer team and fans have a lot to be proud off. Our time should have won this game and It would have been a deserved win. I believe will win against Italy and return to Iraq with the Bronze medal in soccer (The King of all Sports).
One Victory away from a Medal
The miraculous Iraqi soccer team moves a step closer to a medal as it Defeat Australia 1-0 in a memorable game for Iraq. a great goal by Emad puts Iraq one win a way from a Medal in 2004 Olympics.
Iraqi soccer team plays against all odds and wins 4 -2 vs. Portugal in the 1st round.
The importance of this victory is not limited to the Olympics or the soccer fans of Iraq but it was a victory to Iraq the County and to the Iraqi pride that has been destroyed by decades of wars. The 18 players that represent Iraq today are from every religious and ethnic background Iraq has to offer, and the success they achieved on the soccer field is what every Iraqi hopes and prays for that we can achieve in our efforts to rebuild our beloved county.
So to Iraqi is not only a well deserved soccer victory but the victory keeps our hopes and dreams alive that when we work together as a team and as a country we can beat all odds and we can make the impossible achievable. God bless Iraq.
ATHENS, Greece - The resilient Iraqis are making the most of their return to the Olympics. They defeated Costa Rica 2-0 Sunday night in a soccer game that was temporarily halted when jubilant fans ran onto the field. The Iraqis second straight victory put them in the quarterfinals, quite an achievement for a team that can't play games at home because of war.
Iraq was not expected to qualify for the Olympic tournament, much less open with victories against Portugal and Costa Rica. The country last qualified for the Olympics at the 1988 Seoul Games and hasn't been in the quarterfinals since the 1980 Moscow Games.
Its success in Athens has provided a rare bright spot for Iraqis around the world.
"We're delighted by the victories because we know what it means to our people," Iraq coach Adnan Hamad said through an interpreter.
Iraq became the first side from Group D to earn a berth in the last eight of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament.
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