Iraqi team captain Younes Mahmoud holds the Asian Cup he helped the team win with his header goal against Saudi Arabia.
Today was the big day, and Iraq owns the 2007 Asian Cup. The one goal was scored with a corner kick, turned into a header right into the goal by team captain Younes/Younis (spelling varies everywhere I look).
I have not been able to find any highlight videos of the final game with Saudi Arabia, and for some reason I can't make the official AFC website highlight videos work for me today. Here is the link if you can make the video work to see the highlights:
As soon as I find something on YouTube with highlights, I will load it on my blog.
In the meantime, this is an awesome day, and I am very proud of this accomplishment by Iraq's invincible football team, who went out on the pitch and gave their best for their country and their people, despite their families' plights back in Iraq.
'This is not just about football... this is more important than that,' Iraq's Brazilian coach Jorvan Vieira told a news conference. 'This has brought great happiness to a whole country. This is not about a team, this is about human beings.'
I can't describe how proud and happy I am that this day has come.
I'm sure I will be adding more stuff concerning the big win, whether it be highlight videos, or pictures.