Iran could sur­prise ri­vals at World Cup: Je­su­aldo Fer­reira

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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