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BAKU, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Carlos Alberto Torres, who captained Brazil to the 1970 World Cup title, has been named Azerbaijan's national team coach.
The 59-year-old Brazilian, who replaces Asker Abdullayev, signed a one-year rolling contract to guide the Azeris through the 2006 World Cup qualifiers.
"I want to share my knowledge and experience with Azerbaijan but it's going to take some time to get results," Alberto Torres told reporters on Saturday.
He had previously coached in Egypt, Oman, Nigeria and in his native Brazil with Flamengo, Botafogo and Fluminense.
Azerbaijan have been drawn in European Group Six along with England, Wales, Poland, Austria and Northern Ireland.
The Brazilian's first test will come on Wednesday when the Azeris take on Israel in a friendly international at the National Stadium in Tel Aviv.