6/30/2018 2:29:29 AM (GMT+3)

Queiroz to continue as Iran till 2019 Asian Cup

Queiroz to continue as Iran till 2019 Asian Cup

TEHRAN, Iran: Carlos Queiroz will stay as Iran coach till the 2019 Asian Cup, the country’s football federation said here on Saturday.

Mehdi Taj, the President of the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI), said Queiroz's future had been decided even before the World Cup.

“The contract will be discussed later but yes, Quieroz will remain in charge until the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019," said Taj, speaking after Iran returned from Russia, where they missed out on a place in the Round of 16.

Team Melli ended their Group B campaign with a 1-0 win over Morocco, 0-1 defeat to Spain and 1-1 draw with reigning European champions Portugal.

“The results say that we are on the right track. The 7,000 fans who welcomed the team at 4am at the airport showed us their priority is the national team.

“We have had a good football year, and the Asian Cup is ahead of us. Based on my negotiations with Queiroz, and the current atmosphere, we can win the Asian Cup,” said Taj.