Thursday, December 20, 2007
Gacanin takes on Kuwait coach role
BANGKOK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Radion Gacanin has agreed to coach the Kuwaiti national team in addition to his club side, Al Kuwait, according to the Asian Football Confederation.
The Croatian, who was appointed head coach of the nine-times
Kuwaiti league champions in May, will take charge of the
national team for upcoming 2010 World Cup qualifiers, the AFC
said on its website.
His first match in charge will be a friendly against Lebanon
on January 2. Kuwait are also expected to play Oman and Singapore
in warm-up matches.
Kuwait, who last qualified for the World Cup in 1982, have
been drawn with Iran, Syria and the United Arab Emirates in
Two months ago, FIFA suspended Kuwait from international
matches because of political interference but lifted the ban
after its soccer federation board resigned.