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Spain Star Hits Out At Queiroz's Iran

Spain Star Hits Out At Carlos Queiroz's Iran

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 21, 2018 08:30 AM @KeeganKruger

A frustrated Spain international had a few words to say about Carlos Queiroz's Iran, criticising the former Bafana Bafana coach's team for their negative tactics in La Furja Roja's 1-0 win in Kazan on Wednesday.

Click through the gallery above to see a few images from Spain's 1-0 win over Iran.

Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa netted the only goal of the game, ensuring that the 2010 FIFA World Cup champions go level on points with Portugal in Group B.

Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal felt Iran's defensive tactics were over the top, and also hit out at what he perceived to be excessive play-acting.

"The team sits back and that is a tactical strategy that is part of the game," the 26-year-old said, as quoted by FourFourTwo

"But the injuries are simulated. This is not football, it is disloyal, but everyone there with their conscience."

Carvajal also said he hopes the rest of the opposition Spain face in the tournament will be a bit more ambitious.

"It has been hard for us to open the door," he added.

"But we kept the clean sheet despite the chances they have had – they are three very important points.

"We are a team that plays direct, open, and I hope we do not have rivals that put many players in their area."

Who do you think will progress from Group B? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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dddagam Joined: 16 Jun 2018
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dddagam Jun 22, 2018 11:11 PM
Kumele babeke I tripple decker bus coause all they needed was a point from that game
masa06 Joined: 28 May 2018
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masa06 Jun 21, 2018 04:06 PM
i dont see Spain winning on Morocco
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MR E Jun 21, 2018 02:41 PM
Iran played like a lazy team and Ameteur, actualy a boring team to watch!
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thops-gp Jun 21, 2018 12:12 PM
Its just that i could not waste my time to finish that match. It was boring. You can play your strategy, but i did not see any strategy played by Carlos. Even when they win the ball they just kick it forward.
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scarbon Jun 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Iran played very well yesterday i mean Spain has world class players they should not expect Iran to go pound for pound with them or they wanted to beat them like they did Haiti at the confederation cup or what if Iran complains that Spain passes the ball a lot ,let everyone the way they like
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JamieM Jun 21, 2018 10:19 AM
Spain should know that a team can play in whatever way to frustrate the opposition. Iran were too good at what they did. Had they play the way Spain wanted they could've easily lost by a huge margin. When fighting you fight to win not to loose so you must defend in whatever way to stop the opponents.
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Thagalekgwara Jun 21, 2018 09:33 AM
Dat Spanish cowch is can U start with dat stupid Vascows..he was the only weak link..clueless cow..leaving Morata,Pedro,Fabregas 4 dis Lucows,Marcow,Iacow..was very big mistake..stupid Lupetecow..
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Jun 21, 2018 09:33 AM
Portugal & Spain
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Soni_JX Jun 21, 2018 09:26 AM
Ooh what a boring train by Iran!!
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Sanchez Alexis Jun 21, 2018 09:04 AM
This Iran gave Spain a very hard time. Players however, shudn't be much vocal on what their opponents do or did but kill them with goals & win the game that's all. When watching this game, it felt like I was watching a Champion's league sort of. The tempo was favorable but Iran's bus was the only setback to the beautiful game of football.

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