Misery Loves Company at the World Cup?

Two countries. Two views of nuclear programs. Same results in soccer. The U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup with this record: Three games played. Zero wins. One draw. Two defeats. Two goals scored. Six goals given up. Total: One point. Official standings show the numbers: Three, zero, one, two, two, six, one. Those were the identical numbers for Iran, which was also eliminated. Iran already started firing people — but who knows, maybe it's a first step to peace.

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Two countries, two views of nuclear programs, same results in soccer. The U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup with this record: Three games played. Zero wins. One draw. Two defeats. Two goals scored. Six goals given up. Total: One point. Official standings show the numbers: Three, zero, one, two, two, six, one. Those were the identical numbers for Iran, which was also eliminated. Iran already started firing people -- but who knows, maybe it's a first step to peace.

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