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Iran football coach: "I don't have a magic wand"

Source: Tehran Times

Iran football coach Carlos Queiroz says he has no magic wand to create new players. "There are horrible typhoons in front of us. We could have earned the better results in the previous matches but suffered two bitter defeats against Lebanon and Uzbekistan," Queiroz said on Friday.

Carlos Queiroz during a practice session in October 2012

"I think if Persepolis would get better results, we could qualify for the 2014 World Cup directly. Our three strikers namely Karim Ansarifard, Ali Karimi and Mohammad Ghazi are playing for Persepolis and since the team is not on the course, these players are not well-prepared now. You know, each coach should select his players from the clubs and I cannot create the new players since I have no magic stick," the 60-year-old coach added.

Having praised the Iranian people, Queiroz said, "Iranians are very kind to me. I have good friends here and I have enough time to visit to the museums. Also, Iran has so many appetizing foods and I have no problem about food."

"We want to advance to the World Cup, that's why I've chosen Iran. Hopefully, in the remaining matches we can defeat our opponents," the former Real Madrid coach concluded.

Iran is third in Group A with seven points. Uzbekistan is first with eight points and South Korea is second with seven points and one game in hand.

The top two teams of the group will clinch a place in the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

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