– The Iraqi Football Federation accepted the resignation of coach Advocaat. He expressed deep regret towards the Iraqi fans in connection with the disappointing results, as he hoped that he would lead the team to a direct promotion to the World Cup “- said Ahmed Zamil, the spokesman of this organization on Facebook.
Under the leadership of an experienced Dutchman who started work in August, the Iraqi national team recorded four draws and two losses. This gives her the fifth, penultimate place in the table, and she is separated from the second – which guarantees direct qualification for next year’s World Cup in Qatar – by 10 points. To the third place, which ensures participation in the play-off, she lacks two “points”.
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Iraqi footballers, the 2007 Asian champions, have participated in the globe championship only once. In 1986, they lost all three group games.
In the summer, Advocaat replaced the Slovenian Srecko Katanca as the coach of this team. He has previously led six national teams – his country, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Belgium, Russia and Serbia. He also has a rich past working with clubs. He was a trainer, among others the players of Borussia Moenchengladbach, Sunderland, Zenita St. Petersburg, Eindhoven and more recently Feyenoord Rotterdam.