Carlos Queiroz, coach of Iran, eliminated from the World Cup after the defeat against the United States (0-1) : “The first period was American, they started much better than us, they were faster, had better control of the game. They deserved to score, no doubt about it. The second period is the opposite. We came back strong. We closed them spaces, we slowed them down little by little and we got chances, more than the United States had had in the first period.
But unfortunately, in football, the team that does not score is punished. It’s simple, the team that scored in the first half deserves to win. We did not score and we are punished. In football there is no justice, congratulations to the United States and good luck to them for the round of 16. »