Justin Meram - Iraq - celebration
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Columbus Crew SC's Justin Meram scores winner for Iraq over Syria

Columbus Crew SC winger Justin Meram not only suited up for Iraq against Syria on Wednesday, he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory in Basra, Iraq.

Meram scored a trademark curler with his right foot, although replays show a deflection helped the bend on the finish.

Meram is one of the veterans of the current Iraq squad, as they are hosting a friendly tournament, the International Friendship Championship, against Syria and Jordan. The Lions of Mesopotamia will take on Jordan on Tuesday, also in Basra.


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