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Iraqi fans witness victory
2019-01-10 12:39:59   作者:FootBall   阅读数:   我要发言(0)   收藏本文

The Iraqi Men's Asian Cup, which has the reputation of the Mesopotamian Lions, has a brilliant record. In 2007, the Iraqi men’s soccer team won the Asian Cup championship for the motherland in troubled times, igniting the all-year Iraqi people’s longing for the country’s bright future.

In the last moments of lore in Vietnam, in the security of the guns, hundreds of fans in the Iraqi capital Baghdad cheered. For many Iraqi fans, this is the first time in years that I can watch the ball on the big outdoor screen and shout for victory.

On January 8th, Beijing time, Iraqi fans watched the Asian Cup live broadcast in front of the big screen outside a shopping mall in the Mansour district of Baghdad. Photo by Khalil Dawwood

On the 8th, the group match against Vietnam is the first appearance of the Iraqi men's soccer team in the Asian Cup of the UAE. The organizers set up a big screen outside a shopping mall in the Mansour district of Baghdad. After two rigorous searches and security checks, hundreds of local fans can enter.

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On the courtyard wall outside the mall, two security personnel with submachine guns were waiting for it, and they did not dare to care.

At first, because of security risks, the security officer resolutely did not disclose the security deployment, but after repeated questioning by reporters, he said that he had used 40 security personnel for the safety of the Asian Cup.

The Iraqi Men's Asian Cup, which has the reputation of the Mesopotamian Lions, has a brilliant record. In 2007, the Iraqi men’s soccer team won the Asian Cup championship for the motherland in troubled times, igniting the all-year Iraqi people’s longing for the country’s bright future.

The engineering college student Yusuf Ali, who is crowded in the crowd, told Xinhua News Agency: "Football brings happiness and unites the Iraqi people. In 2007, the whole country fell into racial conflict, and football united us. ."

In the first half, the scene dominated Iraq was arrogant because of low-level mistakes, and the fans were annoyed. In the 35th minute of the match, Iraqi defender Ali equalized the score for Iraq, and the fans in Baghdad kept yelling his nickname "mimi".

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For these fans, Ali, who grew up in the poorest communities in Baghdad, is both their hero and the kindness of the neighboring brothers who played in the heat of Baghdad.

Last summer, when the Russian World Cup was in full swing, there were no outdoor safe places to watch the ball on the streets of Baghdad. The fans could only meet in the cafes and restaurants.

"It’s really different to watch the ball on the big screen." In the crowd, there are sorrows and sorrows caused by mistakes, and there are cheers from the wonderful goals, and the flag is flying. The 32-year-old Baghdad police officer Sajad said that such a wonderful moment stems from the improvement of the security situation in Baghdad in the past few months.

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At the end of the game, Iraqi player Adnan, who played for Serie A, locked the game with a world-wide free kick and fixed the score at 3:2. In an instant, the fans in front of the big screen cheered and shouted.

After just over 10 minutes of carnival, the organizer turned off the sound and dispelled the crowd. For these fans, Iraqi football is their source of happiness, and the experience of watching the ball on the outdoor screen is so fresh and precious.



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