Georgia chief resigns after World Cup flop

TBILISI - Nodar Akhalkatsi announced his resignation as president of the Georgian soccer federation (GSF) on Wednesday following a dismal World Cup qualifying campaign.

"In light of such bad results by the national team I have no moral grounds to stay in the job," the 33-year-old, who took the post four years ago and whose late father Nodar Akhalkatsi Sr served as GSF head for nine years, told a news conference.

The Georgians, coached by Argentine Hector Cuper, are winless and rooted to the bottom of European qualifying Group Eight with three points from eight matches. They cannot qualify for next year's finals in South Africa.