• Nick

    Good luck to the team. They deserve it for their skill on the field and courage off it.

    Yet as you say, sports can only salve wounds, not fully heal them. We all cheered when Iraq won the Asian Cup in 2007, hoping perhaps the team could serve as a symbol of a united Iraq, Sunni and Shi’ite together. That proved to be a short-lived hope indeed.

  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Libya lost, 1-0.