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Fans in Iraq could not escape the conflict. Two suicide bombers killed 50 people and injured 130 others who were celebrating the historic win.

Under Saddam Hussein, Iraqi soccer players often were tortured. Hussein’s oldest son Uday, who was head of Iraq’s National Olympic Committee, had players beaten and imprisoned for losing games or missing penalty kicks.

South Korea, which was seeking its first title since 1960, plays Japan in the third-place game today in Indonesia.