Iran football manager dodges question on protests

Head coach Carlos Queiroz of Iran gives tactics during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on November 21, 2022 [Mustafa Yalçın/AA]

Iran's football manager, Carlos Queiroz, dodged a question from a reporter over ongoing protests in the country, saying he only wanted to talk about the game, Anadolu News Agency reports. At a press conference on Thursday, ahead of Iran's game against Wales, Queiroz told a BBC reporter: "Why don't you ask such questions to (England's coach) Southgate?" "That is the only question I make. Why don't you ask the other coaches? Why don't you ask Southgate: What do you think about England, the United States, and [pulling out of] Afghanistan?" he said, according to ITV. While accepting that reporters have the right to ask any question they want, he said: "It is important that if we answer whatever we want, you also need […] Source

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