Third time lucky for Asian country and Queiroz?
In their sixth FIFA tournament appearance, Iran dream of progressing from the cluster stage for the primary time.
If one was to place a title to Iran’s FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ campaign, ‘so close to and however therefore far’ would concerning total it up. Now, four years on, Team Melli are trying to revive the formula that took them inside inches of creating history. In Russia, Iran picked up four points from what had antecedently been deemed an not possible group, that includes 2010 world champions Spain and a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal.
A lucky deflection off Diego Costa and a trademark David Ricardo Quaresma outside-of-the-boot strike from long vary concluded up being the sole 2 goals conceded by Andres Martinez Queiroz’s men in their 3 games.
However, a 1-0 gap win against Morocco and a degree collected against his native Portugal wasn’t enough for Queiroz to make history for Asian country as they finished third. simply two months before kick-off in Doha, Queiroz is back to require care of work in Iran and is targeting a historic initial round-of-16 qualification when 5 unsuccessful tries is that the target. There is a definite feeling of déjà vu, with Asian country drawn in blood type for the