Coaches at FIFA World Cup 2014 - Part 2

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Coaches at FIFA World Cup 2014 - Part 2
Here is the second and final series of coaches' profiles from FIFA World Cup 2014. The tournament will be held in Brazil from June 12 to July 13. 32 coaches will be seen in action.

Part 1 of coaches' profiles; Tournament Guide; Fixtures

16 Coaches and their profiles (Group E, F, G and H)

Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

Switzerland

Coach: Ottmar Hitzfled (Germany)

Age: 65 years (DOB 12.01.1949)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player

Olympic Football Tournament Munich 1972 (FRG, 6 matches)

As coach

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (SUI, 3 matches)

Ottmar Hitzfeld's coaching honours include a total of 25 league and cup titles with Aarau, Grasshoppers, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. He is participating in his second consecutive World Cup as head coach of the Swiss national team.

Ecuador

Coach: Reinaldo Rueda (Colombia)

Age: 57 years (DOB 16.04.1957)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player - None

As coach

FIFA World Youth Championship Australia 1993 (COL, 3 matches)

FIFA World Youth Championship UAE 2003 (COL, 7 matches)

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (HON, 2 matches)

Reinaldo Rueda guided his home nation Colombia at two FIFA U-20 World Cups, in 1993 and 2003. He is participating in his second consecutive World Cup, having also qualified four years ago with Honduras.

France

Coach: Didier Deschamps (France)

Age: 45 years (DOB 15.10.1968)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player

1998 FIFA World Cup France (6 matches)

As coach - None

As a player Didier Deschamps won 13 league and cup trophies with Marseille, Juventus and Chelsea. He also captained France to the World Cup title in 1998 and the European crown in 2000.

Honduras

Coach: Luis Suarez (Colombia)

Age: 54 years (DOB 23.12.1959)

As player - None

As coach

2006 FIFA World Cup Germany (ECU, 4 matches)

Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 (HON, 4 matches)

Luis Suarez is competing in his second World Cup, having previously called the shots for Ecuador at the 2006 edition.

Group F: Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

Argentina

Coach: Alejandro SABELLA (Argentina)

Age: 59 years (DOB 05.11.1954)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player - none

As coach - 2009 FIFA Club World Cup (Club Estudiantes de La Plata ARG; 2 matches)

During his playing career Alejandro Sabella turned out for River Plate, Leeds United and Estudiantes, as well as the Argentinian national side. As coach of Estudiantes he lost the final of the FIFA Club World Cup 2009 to Barcelona after extra time.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Coach: Safet Susic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Age: 59 years (DOB 13.04.1955)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player

1982 FIFA World Cup Spain (YUG, 3 matches)

1990 FIFA World Cup Italy (YUG, 5matches)

As coach - None

Formerly a forward with Sarajevo and Paris St-Germain, Safet Susic represented Yugoslavia at the 1982 and 1990 World Cups, scoring a goal against United Arab Emirates at the latter finals.

Iran

Coach: Carlos Queiroz (Portugal)

Age: 61 years (DOB 01.03.1953)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player - None

As coach

FIFA World Youth Championship Saudi Arabia 1989 (POR, 6 matches)

FIFA U-16 World Championship Scotland 1989 (POR, 6 matches)

FIFA World Youth Championship Portugal 1991 (POR, 6 matches)

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (POR, 4 matches)

Carlos Queiroz notably coached Portugal to two U-20 World Cup titles in 1989 and 1991, before enjoying success as assistant coach to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. At the 2010 World Cup he took Portugal as far as the Round of 16.

Nigeria

Coach: Stephen Keshi (Nigeria)

Age: 46 years (DOB 23.01.1962)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player

1994 FIFA World Cup USA (1 match)

As coach

FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 (NGA, 3 matches)

Stephen Keshi played two matches in the 1994 World Cup. As a coach he won the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 2013, before securing Nigeria's qualification for their fifth World Cup.

Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

Germany

Coach: Joachim Loew (Germany)

Age: 54 years (DOB 03.02.1960)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player - None

As coach

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (GER, 7 matches)

Formerly an attacking midfielder who enjoyed the best seasons of his career with Freiburg, Joachim Low was assistant coach to Jurgen Klinsmann at the 2006 World Cup, before becoming head coach himself. Low is competing in his second World Cup at the helm of the German national team.

Portugal

Coach: Paulo Bento (Portugal)

Age: 44 years (DOB 20.06.1969)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player

2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan (3 matches)

As coach - None

Paulo Bento has been in charge of Portugal since September 2010. As a player he featured in three matches at the 2002 World Cup.

Ghana

Coach: Akwasi Appiah (Ghana)

Age: 54 years (DOB 09.08.1959)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player - None

As coach - None

Akwasi Appiah has been in the Ghanaian hot seat for the past two-and-a-half years, having previously been one of the team's assistant coaches for almost five years. During his playing days, the former defender was sought by a number of European clubs but preferred to remain in his homeland.

USA

Coach: Juergen Klinsmann (Germany)

Age: 49 years (DOB 30.07.1964)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player

Olympic Football Tournament Seoul 1988 (6 matches)

1990 FIFA World Cup Italy (7 matches)

1994 FIFA World Cup USA (5 matches)

1998 FIFA World Cup France (5 matches)

As coach

FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005 (GER, 5 matches)

2006 FIFA World Cup Germany (GER, 7 matches)

As a player with the German national team, Jurgen Klinsmann was crowned world champion in 1990 and European champion in 1996. After taking the reins of USA in the summer of 2011, Klinsmann clinched the continental title in 2013. He is appearing in his second World Cup as a coach, having managed Germany at the 2006 finals.

Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea

Belgium

Coach: Marc Wilmots (Belgium)

Age: 45 years (DOB 22.02.1969)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player

1994 FIFA World Cup USA (1 match)

1998 FIFA World Cup France (3 matches)

2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/JapanTM (4 matches)

As coach - None

Marc Wilmots is Belgium's all-time top scorer in the World Cup with five goals. Once an attacking midfielder with Mechelen, Standard Liege, Schalke and Bordeaux, Wilmots participated in four World Cups between 1990 and 2002, although he didn't play in the 1990 edition.

Algeria

Coach: Vahid Halilhodzic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Age: 62 (Date of Birth 15.05.1952)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player - 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain (YUG, 2 matches)

As coach

Formerly a forward with Nantes and Paris St-Germain, Vahid Halilhodzic represented the Yugoslavian national team in two matches at the 1982 World Cup. Algeria are the second team that the Bosnian tactician has taken to the World Cup, although he was sacked as coach of Ivory Coast after securing their qualification four years ago. In previous editions Algeria had only ever been led by native coaches.

Russia

Coach: Fabio Capello (Italy)

Age: 67 years (DOB 18.06.1946)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player

1974 FIFA World Cup Germany (3 matches)

As coach

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (ENG, 4 matches)

Fabio Capello has won cups and league titles as both a player and a coach with Roma, Milan and Juventus. He took part in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where he scored one goal. Capello also guided Real Madrid to two Spanish league crowns. The Italian tactician is appearing in his second successive World Cup as coach of a foreign team, having already managed England at the 2010 finals.

South Korea

Coach: Myung Bo Hong (South Korea)

Age: 45 years (DOB 12.02.1969)

FIFA Competitions' Experience

As player

1990 FIFA World Cup Italy (3 matches)

1994 FIFA World Cup USA (3 matches)

1998 FIFA World Cup France (3 matches)

FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001 (3 matches)

2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan (7 matches)

As coach

FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 (KOR, 5 matches)

Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 (KOR, 6 matches)

Hong Myungbo played in four World Cups and has clocked up more appearances in the event than any other Korean player. As a coach he contested FIFA finals tournaments with the U-20 national side in 2009 and the Olympic team in 2012.

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