“I’ve never even left Iraq except for trips with the football team. I only know about Brazil from YouTube and TV. They say that it’s famous for beaches and women."
, whose father was killed in a 2008 attack in Baghdad claimed by al-Qaeda in Iraq and whose brother was abducted by the Islamic State in 2014. Militants drove the rest of his family
to Kirkuk while he lives with the Iraqi Olympic team based in Baghdad. (AP