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Iran coach to quit after Brazil WC

Dpa
Saturday, June 21, 2014

TEHRAN - Iran national team coach Carlos Queiroz says he will step down from his post after the World Cup despite wanting to stay on.

The Portuguese-born coach decided to clarify the situation before "the most important game in Iranian football history" when the team faces Argentina in Group E tomorrow.

"I wanted to stay but the federation and the sports ministry didn't want that," Queiroz was quoted as saying in Iranian media.

Even before the World Cup started, the Iranian federation had said it could not afford the reported $US4.5 million ($A4.87 million) per year reportedly needed to fund Queiroz's contract.

"This is money we currently do not have," federation president Ali Kafaschian said.

The coach said the decision will not affect his work at Brazil 2014.

Queiroz also asked the Iranian media to not bother his players before the team's match against Argentina with questions about his position.

Iran drew their opening game with Nigeria 0-0.








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