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Former Brazil great Zico says he has reached a deal to coach the Iraqi national team.
The Brazilian soccer great Zico is set to coach the Iraqi national team through the 2014 World Cup in his home country.
A FIFA decision Monday lifts the threat of Iraq being suspended from world football and allows the national team to prepare to defend its Asian Cup title in January.
Wolfgang Sidka, a German with coaching experience in the Persian Gulf, has agreed to become Iraq's national soccer coach.
Tariq Ahmed, general secretary of the Iraqi Football Association, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Zico will be in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Thursday to complete the contract.
"Everything will be clear then during negotiations and then the signing of the contract," Ahmed said.