Iraq have won the 2007 Asian Cup. And full credit to them. They played as a unit, and overcame the odds, causing upsets against teams who individually (player-for-player) were better than them. The unity and determination was what really got Iraq the win. Watching the final, the passion of the Iraqi players was very visible. They chased down every ball, they just wanted it more than the Sauidis. And it is precisely that which won them the cup. The desire and passion to win.

In winning the cup, Iraq have really shown the value of desire and passion. They’re proof that if you want something, and if you’re willing to give your all to get it, you’re very likely to succeed.