Iran U-17 will be medalist in Nigeria, coach says
September 16, 2009
Ali Doustimehr has proudly announced that his team “has no weaknesses” prior to the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.“The team features the most promising young talents of our country who are in their best shape,” Doustimehr told FIFA. “Our team has no weaknesses, otherwise we wouldn't have won the Asian championship last year.”
“I have strong faith in my team and I believe we can return from Nigeria as one of the medalists.”
Although all the opponents are capable of mounting a serious challenge for the group and even the tournament, Doustimehr remains unfazed. “To be honest we have little knowledge about our rivals, but we should have 70 percent possibility of winning the group.”
With the disappointment of missing South Africa 2010 still tormenting the Iranian football fraternity, Doustimehr is hoping that his side can live up to the expectations and help soothe the agony. “We sincerely wish that we can reignite the nation's footballing passion and spirit with success and our achievement can provide all footballers across the country with a timely morale-boost.