Iraq wins Asian Cup
The Iraqi national soccer team won their first ever Asian Cup championship Sunday, the New York Times reported. Celebrants poured into the streets around the country and defied authority orders by firing celebratory gun shots. Iraq beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in the championship match, becoming the ultimate Cinderella story. Saudi Arabia has won the Asian Cup three times, as opposed to the Iraqi team, which had never even made it to the final match before Sunday's victory. At least four people died in the celebrations that broke out around the country after the match ended.