Iran coach Carlos Queiroz resigns from his post

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Tehran, Jan 8: Iranian national football team coach Portuguese Carlos Queiroz has resigned, according to media reports.

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Amir Abedini, the member of the board of directors of Iran's Football Federation, said that they received the Portuguese coach's resignation letter on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

File photo: Iran coach Carlos Queiroz (centre)

According to reports, Queiroz lost his cool after Iranian club Persepolis FC coach Branko Ivankovic criticized him over holding a training camp in Dubai.

Ivankovic had said Persepolis' players need to rest in mid-season instead of taking part in a useless camp.

Queiroz expelled seven Persepolis' players from the camp in response to the Croatian's allegations.

The Iranian national football team was scheduled to play a friendly with Morocco in the United Arab Emirates, but the match was canceled.

Iran is currently at top of Group A in Asia's 2018 World Cup qualifying with 11 points and will take on Qatar on March 23 before facing China five days later.


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