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Iran coach Queiroz: I'm proud of these players; they realised who their friends are

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz paid tribute to his players after their World Cup defeat to the USA.

The 1-0 loss saw Iran eliminated from the tournament.

Queiroz said: "For unity and explanations, the players returned to their roots and realised who their friends are and who they play for. They gave a good response on the field and honored the country's shirt.

"The Iranian players have made a lot of sacrifices and a tremendous effort. They don't have the same working conditions that the others usually have for reasons they know better than I do.

"Sometimes they can't even buy boots. But when I work all the days and I see a dedication and commitment to grow, to be great and to show the world of football and the passion of Iran, I feel very proud."



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