TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said that it will be important to defeat Turkmenistan in the 2018 World Cup qualifier opener.
Iran is scheduled to meet Turkmenistan in Group D in Dashoguz on Tuesday.
Team Melli has been drawn with Turkmenistan, India, Guam and Oman.
“We will hopefully get the three points, which is (very) important for us,” Queiroz said in the pre-match news conference.
“We respect all the Asian teams. When you start a tournament such as World Cup qualifiers, to get three points is (more) important than everything,” the Portuguese coach added.