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Bora Not Deterred by Lingering Violence in Iraq

  • AP, Thursday, April 23, 2009 4:15 PM
Former U.S. national team coach Bora Milutinovic has officially taken over as the head coach of the Iraqi national soccer team.

Milutinovic signed his contract during a ceremony in Baghdad on Thursday, saying the lingering violence in Iraq did not deter him from accepting the post.

Milutinovic has led five different teams to World Cup tournaments -- Mexico, Costa Rica, Nigeria and China as well as the United States. He last coached Jamaica but was let go in 2007 in a contract dispute.

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