Iran could surprise rivals at World Cup: Jesualdo Ferreira
Persian League — Al Sadd Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira predicts Iran national football team could surprise its rivals in the 2018 World Cup.
Iran have been drawn with Portugal, Spain and Morocco in Group B of the World Cup.
“First of all, I would like to congratulate Iran national football team and Carlos Queiroz for advancing to the World Cup. I wish you all the best in Russia,” Ferreira told the reporters in Tehran ahead of Persepolis match.
“Iran have been drawn in a difficult group but could be a surprise in the World Cup. I have to train Morteza Pouraliganji to stop Cristiano Ronaldo,” he said.
“I watched Iran and Portugal match in the 2006 World Cup from the stands. Portugal defeated Iran 2-0 but it was not an easy match for them,” Ferreira stated.
“We can see big surprises in these tournaments. I hope Iran have a good tournament in Russia,” the Portuguese coach added.