More Tragedy for Iraqi Soccer

The tragedy of it is rivaled by only the absurdity of it:

Two teams representing the Shiite villages of Sinjar and Enana, near Hilla, which is south of Baghdad, played a close-fought match on Saturday, with Sinjar winning, 2-1. During celebrations, an off-duty police officer started firing his service pistol into the air but lost control of it, the police said. A bullet struck the Sinjar goalie, an 18-year-old high school senior named Mohammed Amin, in the head, killing him instantly.

Heretofore, it had been an encouraging week for Iraqi soccer.

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