Carlos Queiroz tells Jurgen Klinsmann to resign after BBC comments on Iran

Carlos Queiroz furiously criticized Jurgen Klinsmann over his shameful comments about Iran.

Iran produced a monumental performance to stun Wales 2-0 in their Group B clash on Friday.

Two very, very late goals from Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Rezaeian secured a famous World Cup win for the Persian side.

They have a chance to book a place in the next round of the tournament as they resume their adventure in Qatar against the United States next Tuesday.

However, their victory was slightly soured when Klinsmann analyzed their win. He referenced Iran’s ‘culture’ in their win over Wales.

The German said fouls and clashes with officials were “in their culture” during his BBC appearance.

He said: “Yes, it’s their culture. It’s their way, and that’s why Carlos Queiroz fits in very well. [with] the Iranian national team.

“[Queiroz] struggled in South America, he failed to qualify with Colombia, then he failed with Egypt to qualify, then he returned before the World Cup and guided Iran, with whom he had already been working for a very, very long time. So it’s not a coincidence, it’s done on purpose.

“It’s part of their culture and their way of playing, and then they work the referee, you’ve seen the bench always jump, work the fourth official and linesman, constantly in their ears, constantly in your face. Kieffer Moore will probably tell you more after the game about little incidents that we haven’t seen.”

Carlos Queiroz lifted in the air by Iran following their victory against Wales.  Image: Alamy
Carlos Queiroz lifted in the air by Iran following their victory against Wales. Image: Alamy

Queiroz reacted angrily, demanding that Klinsmann resign from his role on FIFA’s technical study group.

The former Manchester United assistant manager posted a series of tweets on Twitter as he called the comments a ‘shame on football’.

Queiroz tweeted: “Dear Jurgen, you took the initiative to call me Carlos, so I think it’s appropriate to call you Jurgen. Isn’t it?

“Even not knowing me personally, you question my character with typical judgment of prejudicial superiority.”

He added: “No matter how much I may respect what you have done on the pitch, these remarks about Iranian culture, the Iranian national team and my players are a disgrace to football. No one can harm our integrity if not at our level, of course.”

In another post, he wrote: “Even saying this, we would like to invite you as a guest, to come to our national team camp, socialize with Iranian players and learn from them about the country, the Iranian people, the poets and the art, algebra, all the thousand-year-old Persian culture…”

He continued: “And also listen to our players how much they love and respect football.

“As an American/German, we understand your lack of support. No problem. And despite your outrageous remarks on the BBC trying to undermine our efforts, our sacrifices and our skills.

“We promise you that we will make no judgments regarding your culture, roots and background and that you will always be welcome in our family.”

Finally, Queiroz wrote: “At the same time, we just want to follow with full attention what FIFA’s decision will be regarding your position as a member of the Qatar 2022 Technical Study Group. Please resign before you visit our camp Carlos.

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