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Brazil great Zico to coach Iraq’s soccer team

- Associated Press - Monday, August 29, 2011

BAGHDAD (AP) - Brazilian soccer great Zico has agreed to coach Iraq's national team.

Iraq Football Federation President Najih Hamoud told the Associated Press by telephone Monday that a final agreement on a one-year contract was reached late Sunday. Zico replaces German coach Wolfgang Sidka, whose contract was not renewed.

Zico played in three World Cups for Brazil _ 1978, 1982 and 1986. He has coached Japan and several club teams, most recently Olympiakos in Greece.

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