"During the two hours of game time, I live in another world. I forget about the car bombs and feel human again, and what is more beautiful is that the team includes all sects -- they are all Iraqis
to us and they make me feel that we are united again."
-- Nawfal Hameed
, an electric appliance shop owner in Baghdad, where the streets have been
empty as Iraqis watch their national team on television in action at the Asian Nations Cup. (New York Times