Captain Amjad Attwan puts his arm around Willem II’s former trainer and soon accompanies him back to the reserve bank. The action has worked, because Abdulkareem gets behind the ball in the eighth minute of injury time and scores, leaving Iraq with one point in the game against Oman: 1-1.
First edition Arab Cup
The FIFA Arab Cup is a tournament between Arab countries and is held for the first time. It applies to organizer Qatar in preparation for next year’s World Cup. For example, experiments are underway with cameras on stadium roofs, which can help determine offside situations.
Petrovic will play with Iraq against Bahrain on Friday and close the group stage against Qatar on Monday. Bert van Marwijk also participates in the tournament, which consists of sixteen countries. Van Marwijk is coach of the United Arab Emirates.
Lawyer resigned from Iraq last week, after participation in the World Cup had become increasingly out of the picture. Assistant Petrovic then moved on to the position of Lawyer.