Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has known as on Jurgen Klinsmann to resign from his function on FIFA’s Technical Examine Group and known as his criticism of the Iran group’s tradition a “disgrace to football.”
Whereas showing as an analyst on the BBC following Iran’s 2-0 win over Wales on the World Cup on Friday, former Germany participant and coach Klinsmann slammed Queiroz and his group for alleged gamesmanship.
“That’s their culture and that’s why Carlos Queiroz he fits really well in the Iranian national team,” Klinsmann stated.
“He struggled in South America — failed with Colombia to qualify and he failed with Egypt to qualify as well. Then he went back right before the World Cup to guide Iran, where he worked already for a long, long time.
“This isn’t by coincidence, that is all purposely. That is simply a part of their tradition, that is how they play it. They work the referee, continuously of their ears, continuously in your face.”
Queiroz, whose Iran team will face the United States in a decisive final-round group-stage match on Tuesday, responded strongly on social media on Saturday.
“You took the initiative to name me Carlos, so I consider it’s correct to name you Jurgen. Proper?” he wrote on Twitter.
“Even not realizing me personally, you query my character with a typical prejudiced judgment of superiority. Irrespective of how a lot I can respect what you probably did contained in the pitch, these remarks about Iran Tradition, Iran Nationwide Group and my Gamers are a shame to Soccer.”
Klinsmann is one in every of seven males, led by former Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger, who had been chosen by FIFA to “present cutting-edge evaluation of all FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches whereas rising and creating understanding of the sport internationally.”
But Queiroz insisted that Klinsmann should now resign his position.
“No person can damage our integrity if it’s not at our stage, after all. Even saying so, we want to invite you as our visitor, to return to our Nationwide Group Camp, socialize with Iran gamers and be taught from them concerning the Nation, the folks of Iran, the poets and artwork, the algebra, all of the millennial Persian tradition,” he said.
“And likewise hear from our gamers how a lot they love and respect Soccer.
“As American/German, we understand your no support. No problem. And despite your outrageous remarks on BBC trying to undermine our efforts, sacrifices and skills, we promise you that we will not produce any judgments regarding your culture, roots and background and that you will always be welcome to our Family.
“On the identical time, we simply need to comply with with full consideration what would be the resolution of FIFA concerning your place as a member of Qatar 2022 Technical Examine Group. As a result of, clearly, we anticipate you to resign earlier than you go to our camp.”
Klinsmann, who also coached the U.S. men’s national team for six years and led them to the 2014 World Cup, directed similar criticism at the Guatemalan official who refereed the game.
“[There would have been a] large distinction with one other referee. Guatemalan referee, I labored with the US for six years and went to Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica. This matches their tradition principally.”