Iraq holds South Africa to 0-0 draw in Confed Cup

BY foxsports • June 16, 2009

Two key saves from Mohammed Kassid gave Iraq a 0-0 draw against South Africa in the Confederations Cup opener Sunday, dealing a blow to a host nation hoping to establish itself as a challenger in the tournament.

Combined with Kassid's saves, South Africa was unlucky with six minutes to play when a header from Kagisho Dikgacoi hit the leg of forward Bernard Parker on the goal line and bounced out again. Kassid was already beaten.

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