Carlos Queiroz, the head coach of Iran’s national football team, has expressed hope Team Melli will advance to the knockout stage in FIFA World Cup 2018.
Speaking in an interview with the Turkish television channel Sporx on Wednesday, Queiroz said Iran’s group in the tournament is a very difficult group but he is optimistic Team Melli can beat rivals.
“The Iranian team has participated in the World Cup four times so far and has not been able to pass the group stage,” said the Portuguese coach.
“Our only goal is to advance from the group. Some people may see it impossible, but everything is possible in football,” he said.
The Iranian team is going to face Turkey on Monday as part of preparations for the 2018 World Cup.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from June 14 to July 15.
A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.