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Rijkaard appointed Saudi Arabia coach

July 3, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Former Netherlands and Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has been named the new coach of the Saudi Arabia national team after signing a three-year deal.

Rijkaard, 48, steps into the Green Falcons hotseat after a deal for Brazilian Ricardo Gomes fell through last month because of a disagreement about his start date.

The Asian Football Confederation confirmed Rijkaard's appointment on its official wesbite and the Dutchman, who guided Barca to the 2006 Champions League ...

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