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Iraq celebrates 'victory for freedom'

Updated: August 13, 2004, 10:51 AM ET
By Adrian Wojnarowski | Special to ESPN.com

PATRAS, Greece -- One by one they stretched across the midfield grass, holding hands and a nation's heart. They started walking toward the sweet sound of the screaming Iraqi fans.

How they loved that chant tumbling down into the stadium, how they loved the way those 700 fans twisted the words that were once sweet nothings to Saddam Hussein's ears.

"By our souls and blood, we are giving life to you, Saddam," they once barked in Baghdad but no more. Never again. They could hear ...

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