Iran coach Queiroz resigns

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/1/8 8:33:52

Iranian national soccer team coach Carlos Queiroz from Portugal resigned on Saturday, Tehran Times daily reported.

Amir Abedini, the member of the board of directors of Iran's Football Federation, said that they received the Portuguese coach's resignation letter on Saturday.

According to the daily, Queiroz lost his cool after Iran's Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic criticized him over holding a training camp in Dubai, the UAE.

Ivankovic had said Persepolis' players need to rest in mid-season instead of taking part in a useless camp.

Queiroz expelled seven Persepolis' players from the camp in response to the Croatian's allegations.

The Iranian national football team was scheduled to play a friendly with Morocco in the UAE, but the match was cancelled.

Iran is currently at top of Group A in the Asia's 2018 World Cup qualifying with 11 points, and will take on Qatar on March 23 before facing China five days later.

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