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Carlos Queiroz undeterred by Iran loss forward of FIFA World Cup opener towards England

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Iran‘s last warm-up match earlier than they start their 2022 FIFA World Cup marketing campaign towards England noticed them lose 2-0 to Tunisia in a behind-closed doorways pleasant on Wednesday.

Nonetheless, Staff Melli coach Carlos Queiroz was undeterred by the consequence even when it was not best and as a substitute insisted that it was an enormous optimistic simply having all his gamers take to the sphere collectively once more forward of Monday’s tie towards the Three Lions.

Following a goalless first half, Tunisia opened the scoring by a Naim Sliti spot-kick after Abolfazl Jalali was penalised for handball inside the world — which additionally led to the Iran defender’s sending off.

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With the numerical benefit, Tunisia would go on to seal the win with a second aim from Ali Abdi.

“It was working day — ‘coaching session’ towards Tunisia,” stated Queiroz after the match.

“We used all of the (obtainable) gamers — 45 minutes (every). It was a chance to see the gamers from Europe and in addition from (elsewhere) overseas, and make them (play) collectively after so lengthy.

“After so many weeks with out coaching and enjoying collectively, it was an excellent alternative.”

Queiroz and Iran would definitely have benefitted from Europe-based stars like Mehdi Taremi and Alireza Jahanbakhsh reuniting with these primarily based within the home Persian Gulf Professional League, who have been a part of a prolonged coaching camp within the build-up to the World Cup till being just lately joined by these overseas.

“After all, (the) consequence is just not good,” Queiroz defined. “We do not prefer to concede targets, we do not prefer to lose however (these are issues) we have to right.

“We had the most effective alternatives within the sport earlier than the penalty (and) missed just a few possibilities to attain however, anyway, a very powerful is the conclusions that we have to make with the intention to put together for England.

“That was a very powerful factor within the sport.”

Queiroz additionally had sort phrases for his or her opponents, who didn’t hesitate to conform to a mutually-beneficial scratch match forward of their very own World Cup opener towards towards Denmark on Tuesday.

“We additionally need to categorical our gratitude to the Tunisia nationwide workforce (and) the provision they confirmed to help our preparation,” he added.

“(The sport) was additionally good for them, after all, however they made themselves obtainable to assist us figuring out we’ve got a sport on Monday, they usually accepted the circumstances we suggest.

“We want them the most effective of success for this World Cup.”

After their opener towards England, Staff Melli are subsequent in motion towards Wales on Nov. 25 earlier than ending their Group B marketing campaign towards United States 4 days later.

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