Wathiq Naji

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Wathiq Naji
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Full nameWathik Naji Jassim Al-Kaissi
Date of birth (1940-07-01) July 1, 1940 (age 78)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Playing position Midfielder

Wathiq Naji (Arabic : واثق ناجي) is an Iraqi football manager, who took the team to the 1986 edition of the FIFA World Cup, their first and only appearance in the competition. [1]

1986 FIFA World Cup 1986 edition of the FIFA World Cup

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  1. HighBeam New Straits Times, 26 December 2000