Iraqi Soccer Team's Gold-Medal Run Ends Paraguay defeats Iraq 3-1, ending the Iraqi soccer team's improbable run for gold at the Athens Olympics. Paraguay advances to Sunday's gold medal game against Argentina -- it will be Paraguay's first medal ever. Iraq competes against Italy for the bronze medal on Friday. Hear NPR's Howard Berkes.
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Iraqi Soccer Team's Gold-Medal Run Ends

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Paraguay defeats Iraq 3-1, ending the Iraqi soccer team's improbable run for gold at the Athens Olympics. Paraguay advances to Sunday's gold medal game against Argentina — it will be Paraguay's first medal ever. Iraq competes against Italy for the bronze medal on Friday. Hear NPR's Howard Berkes.

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