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Former Bafana Boss Queiroz Relishes ‘Mission Impossible’

Former Bafana Bafana coach, Carlos Queiroz, says he is looking forward to Iran’s ‘mission impossible’ at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Queiroz has helped Iran to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but many consider them as outsiders in Group F alongside Argentina, Bosnia and Nigeria.

The 61-year-old, however, has already World Cup experience after he led Portugal to reach the round of last-16 in 2010, but they were eliminated against eventual champions, Spain.

Despite the tricky group, the former Real Madrid coach and long-term assistant of Sir Alex Ferguson wants to defeat the odds to take Iran past the group stages for the first time after they failed to progress in their previous three experiences on the world stage of football.

"This is our 'Mission Impossible' once, twice and three times," he said.

"But that is what makes the tournament attractive."

Under Queiroz, Bafana Bafana qualified for the 2002 World Cup, but he resigned before the finals after falling out with the South African Football Association (SAFA).

He had an unsuccessful 10 months at the helm of Real Madrid in 2003-04, before returning to Manchester United where he was credited as the man behind Sir Alex Ferguson’s success.

"He'd train us, prepare us for games, organize the team and decide the things we needed to work on," Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs wrote of Queiroz in his autobiography.

"Some said he had too much influence, but I don't agree. He impressed me from the start."

Do you think the former Bafana coach can lead Iran out of their group with Argentina, Bosnia and Nigeria? Have your say in the comment section below.

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