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The Soccer Team Wins; The Tragedy Continues


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The victory by the Iraqi national soccer team at the Asian Cup yesterday is one of the few pieces of good news the country has received recently.

However, the celebration was short-lived.

A bomb went off in Baghdad as people were celebrating. It killed 50 people and injured more than 130.

Iraq’s win means it will move to the final of the Asian Cup against Saudi Arabia.


short-lived: not lasting long.


  1. America is the very chief culprit of all of the disorderer situation and disasters happened in Iraq,actually Bush father and son.