IFF fails preparation plan for World Cup, says Carlos Queioz

January 8, 2017 - 16:1

Iran national team head coach Carlos Queioz has revealed that after the Iranian football federation failed to fulfil its promise he presented a resignation letter and will not continue his job.

The Portuguese coach made a statement on his official Facebook page:

Dear friends,

After a five-hour meeting with Iran Football Federation president, I have presented a resignation letter from my position as National Team Coach.

This decision comes after a meeting concluding that there are no conditions to proceed with the approved Preparation Plan for the World Cup, due to the permanent opposition to the National Federation and the National Team Coach, moved by sports agents not interested in the National Team success.

After a year without defeats, after reaching the first position in our World Cup qualifying group, and after confirming Iran's the best Asian team in FIFA Ranking, the Iranian federation confirms not to have conditions nor the authority to implement the approved Preparation Plan.



Team Melli, who is currently top of Group A in the Asia’s 2018 World Cup qualifying with 11 points, will take on Qatar on March 23 before facing China five days later.

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