Advocaat stops following three months as Iraq mentor


 Dutchman Dick Advocaat has surrendered as mentor of Iraq subsequent to neglecting to get a solitary triumph in six World Cup qualifiers in his three months in control.

The 74-year-old, who considers three stretches Netherlands mentor among his numerous past posts, will be supplanted by Montenegrin Zeljko Petrovic on a guardian reason for the Arab Cup, which gets in progress in Qatar one week from now.

"The Iraq Football Association has acknowledged the renunciation of mentor Advocaat," Iraq FA representative Ahmed Zamil said in an assertion on Facebook.

"Advocaat communicated his profound lament to Iraqi fans for the disillusioning outcomes as he had wanted to lead the public group to coordinate capability for the World Cup finals."

Advocaat administered three draws and three losses since taking over in August and leaves Iraq second lower part of Asian qualifying Group A, 10 focuses off second place.The top two in the gathering qualify straightforwardly for the following year's finals, while third spot would offer an entry to Qatar by means of two end of the season games.

Iraq, Asian heroes in 2007, have contended at the World Cup finals just a single time in 1986, losing every one of the three matches.

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