Iran players hoping Queiroz new contract can be agreed

Iran players hoping Queiroz new contract can be agreed

Iran players hoping Queiroz new contract can be agreed

Iran have emerged as the early challengers to Spain and Portugal in Group B after Aziz Bouhaddouz's 95th-minute own goal sealed a dramatic 1-0 win.

The response by fans of Iran didn't have to wait long to get a chance for some retaliation after their underdog heroes grabbed a last gasp victory over Morocco. We have addressed this concern to Federation Internationale de Football Association and the minimum Nike should do is to apologise to them (Iran's players).

"Of course the players are feeling down and we can only blame ourselves".

Hakim Ziyech had the ideal chance to give Morocco an early lead against Iran in their opening World Cup match on Friday when the ball rolled to him near the penalty spot.

"In my opinion, and we spoke with the other players in the team as we had a meeting about this, politics has nothing to do with sport and with football, such a handsome game".

Nike's move reportedly forced some Iranian players to buy their own footwear from shops in Russian Federation, which is hosting the World Cup, or even ask club teammates for help.

"It has been a source of inspiration for us", Queiroz told Sky Sports on June 13.

Morocco Coach Herve Renard couldn't hide his disappointment following his side's "cruel defeat" to Iran in their first game of the 2018 World Cup.

Iran's soccer federation threatened legal action, saying it inflicted "serious damage" to the team's World Cup preparations, then saw Kosovo — the supposed replacement for Greece — also pull out. "For us and Morocco, it is a must-win game".

Iran continue their Group B campaign against Spain in Kazan on Wednesday before concluding the pool phase against Portugal in Saransk on June 25. "I think if I would have come to this press conference with a draw I would also have been disappointed given how the game played out". Following Nike's withdrawal of footwear supply to Iranian players however, Iran once again gained attention with its victory at the opening match against Morocco.

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