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ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Feb 6, 2014

Queiroz bemoans Iran WC preparations

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has voiced his frustration at the nation’s lack of preparation for the 2014 World Cup.

Carlos Queiroz had accused Choi of 'insulting' the Iranian people
Carlos Queiroz took charge of Iran in 2011.

World Cup Daily: Thursday

Team Melli, who are set to face Argentina, Bosnia and Nigeria in Brazil, have yet to play a single warm-up game ahead of this summer’s tournament.

Iran, who qualified for the World Cup in June, have played just 270 minutes of action over the past eight months, which all came in mandatory 2015 Asian Cup qualifiers, against Thailand -- twice -- and Lebanon.

Attracting top teams to Tehran, the nation’s capital, for friendly games has proved a problem, while a September training camp in Portugal, including a match against Ghana, was cancelled due to a lack of funds.

The Iranian Football Federation blamed this on the United States-led international sanctions that prevented the governing body from retrieving money owed by international organisations.

And as recently as last week, a planned Iran trip to South Africa in April was shelved as too many of Queiroz’s players were unavailable for selection.

"Over the past 32 months that I've been here as Iran football coach, I’ve always tried to do my best and keep the team fully prepared," the former Manchester United assistant manager said in the Guardian.

"I have to call my friends [Sir Alex] Ferguson, [Jose] Mourinho, and [Fabio] Capello to get their advice for better decisions because I am not a magician to do without financial support."

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