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Coach Iran complains: ‘Nobody wants to be against us playing’

Coach Carlos Queiroz of Iran complains about the difficult situation in which the national team has to prepare for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS.

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran and coach Carlos Queiroz (L) shaking each other’s hand.

“The critics talk a lot, although they know very well that nobody is against us and wants to play. Iran has political problems”, said the Portuguese in the training site of Iran in Turkey.

In the run-up to the world championships in Russia plays Iran is no more contest. The team with eredivisiespelers Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ) and Reza Ghoochannejhad (Heerenveen) would be Saturday against Greece to practice, but that duel does not go through. The Greeks have cancelled.

Iran recently played against Turkmenistan (1-0) and Turkey (1-2). In exactly two weeks, Iran at the world cup, the first team contest against Morocco.

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