2022-11-24 23:00:00

Iran 'back to football' after Wales win - Queiroz

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Iran are back to football after the win over Wales that boosted their hopes of reaching a first World Cup knockout phase, says manager Carlos Queiroz.

Iran's players were booed by their supporters for singing the national anthem on Friday, after opting not to against England in their opening game.

They had stayed silent on Monday in an apparent expression of support for anti-government protests in Iran.

People will understand that these boys love to play football, said Queiroz.

It was a wonderful day for us. We are back to football. I don't have words to say thank you to the players. They were brilliant, they deserve all the attention and respect.

Friday's result means Iran know a win over the United States on Tuesday will see them qualify from the group stage for the first time.

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