|ESPNsoccernet: World Cup 2010|
BANGKOK, June 5 (Reuters) - Kuwait have dispensed with Croatian coach Radion Gacanin after poor performances in their World Cup qualifiers.Gacanin, who is also coach of nine-times Kuwaiti champions Al Kuwait, was sacked after only three qualifiers, two of which were defeats. He will be replaced by local coach Mohamed Ibrahim, a former top Kuwaiti player, who has taken temporary charge on two other occasions. 'The football federation wasn't satisfied with the results of the national team in the last three games,' Mahmoud Sayad, the federation's international relations chief, told Reuters. 'The coach's performance was unsatisfactory for the Kuwaiti federation and the fans.' A full-time coach will be hired after the remaining qualifying matches, Sayad added. Kuwait, who last qualified for the World Cup in 1982, are bottom of the all-Middle East Group 5, which features Iran, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. They play in-form Syria on Saturday and have three qualifiers left to play.