TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national football team’s head coach Carlos Queiroz says that they respect Qatari football team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament.
Iran will host Qatar in Group A in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Thursday.
“We know Qatar has prepared well for the competition. They take advantage of several good plyers and technical staff. We respect them. Qatar has also won the right to host World Cup 2022 as an Asian team and we have to praise them,” Queiroz said.
“My men are committed to their country as they’ve proved in the past. I hope we can provide awesome moments for all our fans and to make them happy at the end of the match,” the Portuguese coach added.
“Qatar match is part of our journey and we have a long way ahead of us. South Korea, Uzbekistan, China, and Syria are rivals in the competition as well,” Queiroz said.
By Tasnim News Agency