Fiji Time: 6:33 AM on Friday 24 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64490.6259
JPY 56.056553.0565
GBP 0.39220.3842
EUR 0.46340.4514
NZD 0.68810.6551
AUD 0.63940.6144
USD 0.49240.4754

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Climate diplomacy talk begin small

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  5. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  6. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  7. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  8. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  9. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)
  10. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)