Iraq to pay compensation to fired football coach

Updated: 24 April 2012 16:38 IST

The Iraqi Football Association said it will pay 400,000 euros ($527,000) in compensation to former national coach Egil Olsen, who was fired after the then Asian champions were knocked out of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.

Baghdad:

The Iraqi Football Association said it will pay 400,000 euros ($527,000) in compensation to former national coach Egil Olsen, who was fired after the then Asian champions were knocked out of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.

Olsen was fired in 2008 after his team lost to China and players began complaining about his training methods.

Iraqi FA official Abdul-Khaliq Masoud said FIFA ordered the association to pay Olsen, who now coaches Norway, the compensation for nullifying his contract. The association chose to pay up rather than face possible punishment from football's world governing body.

Iraq is set resume its 2014 World Cup campaign in June.

Topics : Football
Related Articles
Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur Hold Real Madrid as Manchester City Down Napoli
Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur Hold Real Madrid as Manchester City Down Napoli
Leicester City Confirm Manager Craig Shakespeare Sacking
Leicester City Confirm Manager Craig Shakespeare Sacking
La Liga: Valencia Storm To Second In Nine-Goal Thriller Against Real Betis
La Liga: Valencia Storm To Second In Nine-Goal Thriller Against Real Betis
Show Comments
Advertisement