Zico to arrive on Sunday


Brazilian Zico is expected to arrive in Baghdad on Sunday to hold a meeting with the Iraq FA over renewing his contract for another year as well as discussing Iraq’s preparations for their forthcoming World Cup qualifier with Japan.

He will attend a friendly match between the Iraq B team managed by Hadi Mutanash and the Iraq U-20s side in Baghdad before jetting back to Rio. Zico will return on August 23 to start training in Baghdad and then travel to Sulimaniya on August 27. From September 1, the Iraqi team will begin a training camp in Seoul, where they may play a warm-up match with a K-League club.

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