Days of My Life

Talk about daily life of a teenage girl in Iraq, and days of suffering and success. My nick name will be Sunshine..

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Iraqi football team bring together the Iraqi people..

Today was a different day , really nice day , we achieved a great success , won the football game and reached the finalist and got qualified to the semi-final round for the second time , and the first since 31 years. Iraqi team got qualified to the same round in the Championship ... the Iraqi team is in his road towards gaining AFC Asian Cup. we shall play with Saudi Arabia on 29/7 , I hope we’ll win..
Our football players won today .. and that made Iraqis extremely happy , our streets are full of young men celebrating , it was a day that all Iraqis united , I am so glad not only because we won ,but , because all the Iraqis today were feeling the same way , when we achieve a goal or miss one , we all jumped when we won , and prayed while the players were playing to win the game ..
The Iraqi football team and the match bring together all the Iraqis , regardless on our religions or castes , whether they are , Arabs , Turkmen , Kurds , Muslims ( Sunnis , Shiites ) , Christians , etc ..
All the Iraqis who live outside or inside Iraq were feeling the same way ..
Our players played hard to reach the finalist level , they played while their country Is agonizing , they won to cheer their wronged people..
I know our country news are in every where & people talk about Iraq a lot , and it’s mentioned in newspapers and televisions all the time , BUT this time (for the first time) It will be good news.. I want Iraq’s name to be high and it’s flag fluttering so high . Iraqi guys were exceptionally happy , laughing and celebrating , we the needed to feel that way, we didn’t feel happy for a long time , I didn’t see many cars in the streets for a long time , but today , it was awesome & full of life in all the Iraqi cities , from the north to the south ,in the east and west..
It is a great way to unit the Iraqis.
May god help and bless the Iraqis and all the Iraqi teams ..
P.S this is the first football match I watch , I am not very big fan of sport , I like to hear the result when Iraqi team is playing , but from now on , I’ll watch the Iraqi matches ..


At 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Football has the incredible power to bring people together and make them happy... Like you I'm no fan of football or sports in general, but I remember the time we had world cup here in Germany. I watched every German game together with thousands of people on a great video wall There were people of every age who didn't even knew another hugging each other and the atmosphere seemed to explode from all these emotions (usually Germans are not publicly emotional and especially in this part of the country). I was (and am) really impressed by this time. I never publicly felt so much (positive) emotions.

I hope, Iraqis can feel this unfathomable happiness and am really hoping your team will win the final. Iraqi people are absolutely the first on this world to deserve their teams triumph!

Will be crossing all my fingers for you! Hope the sun will shine over am amazing win of the Iraqi team ;-)

At 2:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for happy news!

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Car bombers targeted throngs of Iraqis on Wednesday as they spilled into Baghdad streets to cheer a national soccer victory, killing at least 50 people and leaving scores more wounded.

At 9:49 AM, Blogger pansypoo said...

wouldn't it be nice if we could just play soccer war instead of war?

At 9:58 AM, Blogger RG said...

Great News Sunshine.

You have to pray for Lynn. Poor thing. Couldn't stand to see something this good happen in Iraq. Had to focus and celebrate what the terrorists did instead. Lynn and the terrorists are deeply debased people.

The victory by the team and all the people of Iraq celebrating shows that the people of Iraq do cherish Iraq success by Iraqis. This shows unity, like you said, regardless of religion or ethnicity, they are all IRAQIS and Iraqis are WINNERS.

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

RG, Yes please do pray for me but not until after you have prayed for all the people of Iraq and then rest of the world that aren't allowed to celebrate a darned thing for a darned minute thanks to these sickos that just want to bring terror to our lives.

I have no idea why you would think that I would be celebrating this fact. It makes me sick that I'm not able to hear any happy news about Iraq without something like this to bring it down!

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

yeah, i watched the game and it was great! at first i thought korea is going to win.. but iraq hv passed the penalties with victory! congrats! :)

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

hi there, you've just been tagged! hope you'll find some time to do this tag! take care! :)

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Jhondie said...

I didn't see the game but I was outside a billiard hall when they won. People were shooting guns all around us. Was pretty scary until an old man came out and told us the score :) They did seem very happy. Congrats to your people!

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm not a big fan of sport either! Hehehe. And to tell you the truth, football is my least favorite (you'd understand if you were in my class here. The guys are all about football, wrestling and music). But yes, I agree that it is a way to unite people.

At 7:05 PM, Blogger RG said...

Lynn, sincerest apologies for the misinterpretation. God Bless.

Iraqis ready to defy bombs to back soccer team...

At 9:24 PM, Blogger BirdMan said...


Ababian succor teams won against Japan and Korea.

Perhaps they might win against American Army!

How do you feel?

AO at Art Harbour Shimokitazawa(JP)

At 9:31 PM, Blogger BirdMan said...

It's very strange!

I realized it now.

My comment "Congulatulations" is 11th comennt.

It seems to congulatulate the 11s.

it seems to be lucky!!!


At 10:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great !

At 4:09 AM, Blogger BirdMan said...

I made a misspelling! Sorry.



At 6:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the Iraqi team on the win!

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Ripama said...


Congratulations to the Iraqi team. Also, congratulations to your sense of Patriotism.

Your post indicated that you love your country and your people, and that it’s important to you that all Iraqis take pride in their achievement of their national team.

Cheering for your national team may be insignificant in the overall scheme of things, but when you watch the next game, millions of other Iraqis will also watch it and share the experience. Whenever you meet someone, if nothing else, you can always talk about the team and the games.

At 10:20 AM, Blogger David said...

Hi Sunshine, I have not visited your blog for a long time. I am glad there is something that can unite all Iraqi people. :) I wish for even greater unity in Iraq, so I hope that the Iraqi soccer team will beat the Saudi team! I hope the final score is Iraq: 5 goals; Saudi Arabia: zero goals! :D I wish that the Iraqi team can win the championship! Good Luck Iraqi team!!

I will try to visit you again more often. Take care.

At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take care,little girl. I am a Chinese. Our football team is really bad,so I hardly watch their game. They went out of the first eight best teams in Aisa.! However, I was very happy that the Iraqi football won the champinship!Because I can see some hope reflected by this game.It is not only a winning of a game, but a kind of some magic power that units all the Iraqi people together! I am happy that all of you were happy.

I hope Iraq will have a new beginning from now on.

At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, I just saw on the news that Iraq just beat Saudi Arabia.

At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

iraq won iraq won(asian cup) ....mbrook lkl 3ra8y u deserved it

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Dancewater said...

and today (July 29) they won the championship!!!!!!!!

way to go Iraq!!!!!

I am very happy for them, but like Sunshine, I don't really care for sports much..... but I am happy for Iraq today.

At 9:02 AM, Blogger David said...

Congratulations Iraqi team!! I hope the unity Iraqis feel today will last in the weeks and months ahead! My best wishes for that!

At 5:15 PM, Blogger attawie said...

Congratulations to all Iraqis

I would never miss a game our team plays. I even went to one game 2004 but we couldn't make it that time. Glad we did win this cup.

Next time watch the game, it could be extra luck because you were watching.

Take care Sunshine

At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It is so good to see something good come out of Iraq. Something that is just fun. Something that has nothing to do with war, terrorism, or religion. It made me smile.

At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi sunshine..I found your blog in sara's is so nice to find some girl like you..a brave iraqi girl in the middle of these bad events..I just wanna ask, did you publish any article in any newspaper or magazine. would you mind telling me where I can find it??

At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sunshine"-- I heard your interview on BBC radio just now. I am a student in the united states and I am very interested in what you have said. Its hard to understand what is going on over in iraq without hearing it directly from someone living there. Wow, I had no idea how serious the situation is over there. Here in the USA the News does not cover any of the things you have said. We do not hear about the conditions at all. I am so glad you have this journal online. I hope you stay safe and I would love to speak with you more if you have some time.
Be safe.


At 11:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm from India. Our football team is pretty low in the FIFA rankings, but what I love about this team is that a Buddhist captain leads a team of Hindus, Christians and Muslims hailing from every corner of our multi-everything country and they play as one.

How I adore this game! This is where you see grown men crying openly and you understand perfectly why...

Congratulations to the Iraqi team.

At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its great to see a country people supporting their national football team!

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Birka said...

Hello there,

I saw this post while reminiscing about the first date that my husband and I went on because we met some Iraqi guys that said they were the Iraqi football team in Cheonan, South Korea and they were lost. We tried to help them get to where they were going and we really hoped they got there in time for their appointment. We were both really pleased to hear about the Iraqi win in the Asia cup :). It really was nice to see something positive about Iraq in the news.

Take care Sunshine.


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