Katanec dismissed as UAE coach
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Srecko Katanec was dismissed from his post as coach of the United Arab Emirates following their second successive 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying defeat in a matter of days.

The 48-year-old Slovenian, who had been in the job since June 2009, was sacked after UAE suffered a 3-1 loss to Lebanon, which followed last Friday's 3-2 loss at home to Kuwait.

Katanec, who had a distinguished playing career appearing for the former Yugoslavia at the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals, had previously coached Slovenia at UEFA EURO 2000 final and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.