ABC Breakfast Radio (AUS) -- 10:03

Michael discusses the Iraqi national soccer team's semi-final win and how it affected the locals.

ABC Breakfast Radio (AUS)

The write-up from their website:

In Iraq a rare moment of joy and national pride was shattered in a matter of hours when bombs exploded in Baghdad, ripping through crowds celebrating the country's win against South Korea in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup.

More than 50 soccer fans were killed and many more injured in two separate suicide attacks.

It seems nothing, not even the makeup of the Iraqi soccer team of Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish players, can stop the insurgents' drive to destroy what was a rare display of national unity.

Michael Ware is CNN's correspondent in Baghdad, from where he joins us now.