Friday, August 03, 2007

Heroes welcome in Baghdad for Iraq national team

Tight anti-terrorism measures are being taken at Baghdad International Airport ahead of the arrival of the Iraq national football team that won the 14th Asian Cup for the first time in the history of the tournament, an Iraqi police source told Voice of Iraq. "The Iraqi team will arrive on Friday afternoon from the Jordanian capital Amman, and an Iraqi governmental delegation will receive the team in the heavily-fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad. The team will be escorted under heavy guard to the al-Rashid Hotel inside the Green Zone," the source stated, adding that the national team will be received by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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