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Iraq FA Parts Company with Dick Advocaat

24 Nov 2021, 21:38 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iraqi Football Federation announced the departure of head coach Dick Advocaat following the national team's recent poor results in the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar.

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The 74-year-old Advocaat, who vacates the post after only three months, will be replaced by Zeljko Petrovic for the upcoming FIFA Arab Cup in Qatar.

"Iraq Football Association accepted the resignation of coach Advocaat," said Iraq FA spokesman Ahmed Zamil.

"Coach Zeljko Petrovic will take charge of the national team and he will be the head coach for the FIFA Arab Cup," he added.

Advocaat was appointed head coach in August, replacing Slovenian Srecko Katanec who led the team in the second round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers.

Iraq has yet to register a win in Group A of the AFC Asian Qualifiers, with the Lions of Mesopotamia recording four draws and two defeats.

Iraq will travel to Tehran on January 27 to meet Iran in the World Cup qualifier.

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