While heavy casualties have been reported from the latest exchanges in the two-year-old Gulf war, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have staged a football match with captive Iraqi prisoners.
TEHERAN, IRAN RECENT (VISNEWS)
GV Iranian guards (in blue), playing from left to right, kick off
GV PAN Iranian guards go 1-0 up with left foot shot from inside penalty area
Gv Chanting crowd
GV Guard attack and goalmouth scramble ensues
GV Guards advance down right flank but Iraqi goalkeeper collects ball
GV General play and crowd shot. (2 shots)
GV Guards attack and score. (2-0)
GVs Guards attack down left and win corner. Corner kick cleared and Iraqi's attack. Crowd shot. (3 shots)
Background: While heavy casualties have been reported from the latest exchanges in the two-year-old Gulf war, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have staged a football match with captive Iraqi prisoners. The Teheran game was a well-attended diversion from the carnage of the conflict. The Iranian Guards (in blue shirts) ran up a comprehensive 7-0 scoreline against the Iraqi prisoners, who were captured during successive Iranian offensives aimed at regaining territories won by the Iraqi army in the early days of the war. While the match was taking place in the capital, Teheran Radio reported that more than 300 Iraqi soldiers had died during the latest Iranian attack in western Kurdestan province. The Radio said Iranian and Iraqi forces fought heavy artillery duels on October 3, during which Iranian units entered Iraqi territory in the Mehran border area and blew up several Iraqi observation posts. Iraq has said it foiled the latest Iranian offensive.