Iraq to bolster team ahead of World Cup bid

After steering Iraq into the next phase of Asia's World Cup qualifiers, Zico plans to widen his search for players until June when the team will play for a berth at the 2014 finals in Brazil. Former Brazil midfielder Zico said that on taking charge as Iraq's coach in late August he had had to […]

Rodrigo Viga Gaier reports for Reuters:

After steering Iraq into the next phase of Asia's World Cup qualifiers, Zico plans to widen his search for players until June when the team will play for a berth at the 2014 finals in Brazil.

Former Brazil midfielder Zico said that on taking charge as Iraq's coach in late August he had had to build his team quickly because the qualifiers were upon them and he could not call up all the players he wanted to.