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I wanted to renew my contract with Iran, Queiroz says

Source: Tehran Times

Iran football coach Carlos Queiroz said that he wanted to renew his contract but there was no intention to keep him. Iran national team left Sao Paulo for Salvador on Monday to prepare for the final group stage match against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Iran football coach Carlos Queiroz at the press conference

The last training session of Carlos Queiroz side in Corinthians camp was held on Monday noon. It was a slight 30 minutes training and the players played tennis football.

After the training Queiroz talked about the final match against Bosnia, his situation regarding the contract extension and also complaint to FIFA over poor decisions from Serbian referee Milorad Mazic during the game against Argentina.

"We need to pick ourselves up in the match against Bosnia because if we try to copy other teams it would be wrong. If you look at the results of the other teams there are just few sides going to the third match having the hope of qualifying. We are one of these teams and we will fight till the end to reach to the next round", Queiroz said.

Iran football coach Carlos Queiroz with goalkeeper Rahman Ahmadi

Queiroz also stated that FIFA should ban Milos Mazic and tell him to go home.

"FIFA should send this referee home as soon as possible, otherwise there is something wrong with FIFA. Mazic should explain why he saw the penalty but didn't react to it. He was three meters away, there is no way he couldn't have seen it" Queiroz told reporters.

Iran's Portuguese coach also admitted when the World Cup finish he will tell who is responsible for all these issues regarding his contract extension.

"We have still one more game to play and I don't want to talk about my contract issues because my full responsibility and attention is to keep going in the World Cup and raise the honor and prestige of the Iranian football," Queiroz said

"We played South Korea in June 2013 and during 11 month I always expressed my availability, my wish and my pleasure to keep going serving Iranian football. I stopped all my professional contacts with all the other national teams because I never expect that during 11 month they've been playing games with me and embarrassing me in this way. When I come back to home in Iran I'll tell the people and the fans what happened exactly and why we come to this situation and especially who was the responsible for this situation," the Portuguese added.

Iran will fight to beat Bosnia & Herzegovina on Wednesday in the final group match to qualify. Bosnia has no hope after two defeats against Argentina and Nigeria.

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