Queiroz warns Iran rivals

May 1, 2011 - 0:0

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has warned their rivals saying Team Melli would work hard and prove its mettle.

“I saw Iranian footballers crying after they were beaten by Korea Republic in the AFC Asian Cup. It shows how much they love their national team. I told them that there will be no cries anymore. We need to work hard and then our rivals will cry,” he told reporters in his first press conference after taking over the reins of the team.
The 58-year-old former Portugal coach said: ""I am so happy that we have obtained positive results after 3-4 weeks that we have examined Iran's football situation.”
Iran will play Venezuela (June 5) and Madagascar (July 17) in order to prepare for their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign.
He said the team will have a training camp in Europe before they meet lowly Maldives in the qualifier on June 29 and July 3.
Iran are bidding for their fourth World Cup appearances after 1978, 1998 -- when they memorably beat the United States 2-1 -- and in 2006.
(Source: AFC)