TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Three-time champions Iran defeated Oman 2-0 on Sunay to storm into the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup at the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
Following the win, Queiroz took to his Facebook page to congratulate his team and the Iranian nation on the “good victory against a strong and very well prepared opponent.”
“Our boys play for the team and this is the way we move forward,” he said.
The former Real Madrid boss further described the match against Oman as a “difficult” one, saying “but we worked and built the result, with good spirit, enthusiasm and attitude.”
He further said that the team is committed to “playing good football, but also showing the world this message about the strength and character of the Iranian people.”
“We will continue working like today, playing for the people of Iran. Thank you all for your support!” he added.
Iran have won the AFC Asian Cup on three occasions - 1968, 1972 and 1976 - but that last triumph came 43 years ago.