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Russia: Iran should have won Portugal clash due to 'attacking decisions' - Coach Queiroz01:27

Russia: Iran should have won Portugal clash due to 'attacking decisions' - Coach Queiroz

Russian Federation, Saransk
June 26, 2018 at 04:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian national football team manager Carlos Queiroz stated his squad should have won the game because of their competitive attitude and players' mentality, during a press conference in Saransk on Monday.

Despite his begrudging words however, the coach readily congratulated the Portuguese team for their 1-1 draw which qualified them for the round of 16 whilst eliminating Iran.

His Portuguese counterpart Fernando Santos said that if his team has an ambition to continue competing at the World Cup they must be ready to face any opponent, whether host team Russia with their strength of fans behind them or their South American opponents Uruguay, with star players that have played in the European championships.

"The hosts have huge support and they've been doing a very good tournament. Uruguay on the other hand has high quality and top players," he said.

Iran and Portugal drew 1-1 at Saransk's Mordovia Arena on Monday. Portugal will play Uruguay on June 30.

The World Cup is held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities across Russia from June 14 to July 15.

Due to FIFA restrictions, access to this footage is limited to the following countries ONLY:

Africa - Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Asia - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

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Iranian national football team manager Carlos Queiroz stated his squad should have won the game because of their competitive attitude and players' mentality, during a press conference in Saransk on Monday.

Despite his begrudging words however, the coach readily congratulated the Portuguese team for their 1-1 draw which qualified them for the round of 16 whilst eliminating Iran.

His Portuguese counterpart Fernando Santos said that if his team has an ambition to continue competing at the World Cup they must be ready to face any opponent, whether host team Russia with their strength of fans behind them or their South American opponents Uruguay, with star players that have played in the European championships.

"The hosts have huge support and they've been doing a very good tournament. Uruguay on the other hand has high quality and top players," he said.

Iran and Portugal drew 1-1 at Saransk's Mordovia Arena on Monday. Portugal will play Uruguay on June 30.

The World Cup is held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities across Russia from June 14 to July 15.

Due to FIFA restrictions, access to this footage is limited to the following countries ONLY:

Africa - Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Asia - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

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