Well that's it – victory for Iraq, the underdogs throughout this competition – throughout everything. And despite everything, they have now won the Asian Cup and the gunfire has already started. Authorities here have been trying to discourage that but it's going to be very, very difficult to discourage any kind of celebration in what is a momentous win for Iraq.
This team of fifteen men has managed to do what no politician has for a long time, perhaps generations; they've united the entire country. The team, of course, made up of Sunnis, Shi'ites and Kurds - the fans themselves of similar sectarian divides and those divides have really fallen to one side for the past few weeks as everyone has followed this team, who were underdogs from the start, and despite everything, have won the Asian Cup.
So it's a real momentous occasion for Iraq. Perhaps a security headache for the officials here, trying to discourage people from gathering in large crowds but I think the celebrations here in Baghdad and indeed across Iraq, will continue for many hours to come.
Andy Gallacher, BBC News, Baghdad
New Words (Từ mới)
những người hay đội mà trong trường hợp này là đội bóng dường như được cho là yếu, khó có khả năng chiến thắng
ibất chấp, mặc dù
không khuyến khích, cố tình ngăn cản, cản trở ai làm việc gì đó
a momentous win
một thắntg lợi rất quan trọng, có tính lịch sử
hàng thế hệ, nhiều thế hệ
những người hâm mộ
các nhóm chia rẽ có tính phe phái, bè đảng
fallen to one side
bị bỏ sang một bên, bị bỏ quên, không được xem là quan trọng như trước
a security headache
tình trạng đau đầu về an ninh
những đám đông