Carlos Queiroz Confident of Iran Players against US

Carlos Queiroz Confident of Iran Players against US

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Carlos Queiroz will take his Iran side into its final Group B clash at the 2022 FIFA World Cup with the US believing they can deliver a performance capable of making history with qualification for the knockout rounds.

The Iranians are in second in the standings and a win over Gregg Berhalter’s side would guarantee a top two finish and a berth in the Round of 16 alongside current group leader England or Wales.

“This is the World Cup, all the results are unpredictable,” said Queiroz. “Everything comes from the inspiration and organization of the players on the day. We have a strong belief that we can play good football against the US,” he said.

“Nothing happens if we don’t play good football. Good football is the starting point to create opportunities to win. Our focus is to be well organized from a defensive point of view, to stop the good skills of the US and, when we have the ball, keep it, enjoy it and try to build up our opportunities,” the Portuguese added.

“The result is not in our control. What is in our control is to use our mind, our fitness, our technique, our tactical expertise and to make it happen with harmony.

“I’m confident our players have had two good games, one game we learned a lot from and the second game we were able to have three points and we are in the race and that’s the most important thing, to go until the last game to have the chance to go to the second stage.”