Iraq has been devastated by years of conflict, and the province of Basra has been one of the hardest-hit. From the Iran-Iraq war in 1980, through the First Gulf War in 1990 and the Iraq War that began in 2003 to today’s sectarian...
Spirit of Soccer began working in Iraq in 2008 and expanded its program to Khanaquin, near the Iranian border, in 2012. Serab was one of the female coaches who signed up.
Cheata was born in Bour village in rural Cambodia. Like most girls from her background, including her three sisters, she never dreamed of traveling the world or becoming a global role model.