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Wathiq Naji

Wathiq Naji
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Full nameWathik Naji Jassim Al-Kaissi
Date of birthJuly 1, 1940(age 76)
Place of birthIQ, Baghdad, Iraq
Playing positionMidfielder

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Wathiq Naji ( Arabic: واثق ناجي Wathik Naji Jasim [Where name واثق in Arabic language can be pronounced as Wathiq or Wathik in English language.]) (born on 1 July 1940 in Baghdad, Iraq), is a former Iraqi national football player and Technical Manager (Head Coach) for the Iraq national football team. Wathiq Naji had prepared the Iraq national football team for the FIFA World Cup qualification in 1985. Hence, he successfully managed to guide the Iraq national football team to the last qualifying round of the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. This came after subsequent and hard fought qualifying rounds which ended with a notable win over the United Arab Emirates national football team (The Head Coach of the UAE team was Carlos Alberto Parreira at that time). Where this is the only time in the Iraq football history that the squad could qualify to the FIFA World Cup.

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