Monday, December 18, 2006
Sunnis, Shiites, Turcoman and Kurds have sat together
Arms remain silent for a football game
No exploding bombs, no drawn guns, no suicide attacks. A football game has done what Iraqi politicians couldn't do for years. Sunnis, Shiites, Turcoman and Kurds have sat together to support their national football team encountering Qatar in the Asian Games.
Qatar's capital city Doha is hosting the 15th Asian Games organization this year. The final game of the organization was between Iraq and the host team Qatar. This 90 minute game has united all enemies of Iraqi origin. Sunnis, Shiites, Turcoman and Kurds have sat together to watch the final game which ended with Qatar National Team's victory. Iraqis have supported their team with cheers and slogans until the 63rd minute when Iraqi goalkeeper conceded a goal. When the game was over, they have united once more, this time to share the disappointment of the defeat.