The Iraqi men's soccer team is playing Costa Rica today, after serving a big upset to Portugal last week. The current FIFA rankings have Iraq ranked 40th in the world, with Portugal at 12th. Since the US men didn't qualify for the Olympics, I'm hoping the Iraqi team can make a solid run for a medal. These guys have dealth with torture, imprisonment, infrequent training, having to go to another country for "home" games, and being airlifted by the military out of their country.
Given all that, and the uncertainty of things in their country, I'm really hoping these guys can make a run at a medal.
And to the players themselves... if you guys could find a way to abuse the Mexican team, that'd be much appreciated!