TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran coach Carlos Queiroz hit out at referee Milorad Mazic in his side’s 1-0 World Cup loss against Argentina in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.
Two-time World Cup champions, Argentina, beat Iran’s national football team 1-0 with a 90 minute goal by Lionel Messi in the two teams’ second match in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Saturday after the referee overlooked a penalty foul on Iran’s Ashkan Dejagah in the second half.
“We needed a fair decision there. The referee was standing from metres away from it, noticed that it was a foul, but did not do anything. The worst thing was the referee’s level and his poor decision. I am proud of my players, though,” the Iran coach stressed.
“In order to be the best player in the world, you will have to be a great human being as well. Today, we saw what a player with Messi’s qualities can do. He rose to the occasion when it mattered most,” he underlined.
Argentina leads Group F with six points, while Nigeria have four, Iran have one and Bosnia-Herzegovina have zero point.
Argentina play Nigeria and Iran play Bosnia-Herzegovina in third round in group F on Wednesday.
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