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UAE sacks coach Katanec after loss to Lebanon

The United Arab Emirates has fired coach Srecko Katanec after his team lost 3-1 to Lebanon on Tuesday in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup

AP, Tuesday 6 Sep 2011
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The UAE has almost no chance of advancing from Group B after two losses, and with a match against World Cup veterans South Korea next.

Slovenian coach Katanec was appointed in June 2009 after quitting as Macedonia’s coach, but has been unable to jump-start an attack which failed to score earlier this year at the Asian Cup.

The UAE has not named a replacement for Katanec, who led Slovenia to the 2000 European Championships and the 2002 World Cup.

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