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Football: Coach Queiroz leaves Iran without signing

Source: Tehran Times

The Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz whose visa was due to expire, flew to Dubai on Friday morning without signing an extension to his contract as the head coach of the Iranian national football team. Abbas Torabian the supervisor of Iran's national football team believes he will return to Iran to continue with the negotiations.

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"We have not reached an agreement, even though none of the parties have rejected any of the terms. Queiroz's visa was due expire and the negotiations will resume when he returns to Iran," Torabian added.

The Iranian media reported that the Football Federation and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have disagreed over the payment of the Portuguese coach.

Queiroz who spoke with the reporters minutes before leaving Iran, admitted he was shocked by the manner which the Iranian officials have handled the matter.

"I'm really shocked. The Football Federation is responsible for extending contracts and not the Ministry of Youth and Sports. I don't know why the extension to the contract was not signed, even though we have already reached an agreement. Kaffashian can clear the related ambiguities, it is better to ask him your questions," the 61-year old said.

With less than four months left before the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, the Iranian team is without a coach.

Under the tutelage of Carlos Queiroz, the Iranian national football team played out a goalless draw against Nigeria, suffered a late 1-0 defeat against Argentina, and lost 3-1 to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Group F of the 2014 World Cup.

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