Carlos Queiroz goes to FIFA to get salary owed by Iran

Iran players hoist Carlos Queiroz into the air as they celebrate beating Morocco in their opening game of the 2018 Russia World Cup. (Reuters)
Updated 16 April 2019
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Carlos Queiroz goes to FIFA to get salary owed by Iran

  • The Portuguese coach led Iran for eight years until January when the team was eliminated from the Asian Cup in the semifinals
  • FIFA confirmed it received a claim on Tuesday from Queiroz against the Iran Football Federation

LONDON: Former Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has filed a complaint to FIFA saying the Iranian federation still owes him salary from his spell in charge of the national team.
The Portuguese coach led Iran for eight years until January when the team was eliminated from the Asian Cup in the semifinals. He has since been hired by Colombia ahead of the Copa America.
Queiroz’s representatives tell The Associated Press that lawyers were instructed to file a complaint with FIFA, claiming the federation failed “to fulfil their obligations, related to the last six-month contract that ended in January and also related to the previous one.”
Queiroz signed his final contract after Iran’s group stage exit at the 2018 World Cup, agreeing to lead the team into the Asian Cup.
FIFA confirmed it received a claim on Tuesday from Queiroz against the Iran Football Federation “in relation to a contractual dispute between the relevant parties.”


Eriksen late show keeps Spurs on course for top four finish

Updated 24 April 2019
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Eriksen late show keeps Spurs on course for top four finish

  • Erikssen’s long-range strike gave Spurs the win over Brighton

LONDON: After bombarding the Brighton goal without success throughout the game, Tottenham was getting frustrated.
So frustrated that, with Harry Kane’s injury depleting Tottenham’s striking options, out-of-favor Vincent Janssen was summoned from the bench for his first appearance in 20 months for the final 10 minutes.
In the end, though, it was a more familiar name that delivered the breakthrough. Christian Erikssen’s long-range strike inside the near post gave Spurs a 1-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday that kept his team’s bid for a Champions League spot on track.
The goal finally came in the 88th minute when the Dane was teed up by Dele Alli and squeezed the ball beyond the reach of diving goalkeeper Mat Ryan.
The goal nudged Tottenham three points clear of Chelsea in fourth Champions League qualification place. Arsenal is a further point behind in fifth place ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Wolverhampton.
By conceding a late goal, Brighton was denied a point in its bid to stay in the Premier League and remains three points ahead of Cardiff, which occupies the final relegation place.
But another of Brighton’s relegation rivals also conceded late — after scoring early.
The earliest-ever goal in a Premier League game.
Shane Long netted after 7.69 seconds for Southampton but Andre Gray leveled in the 90th minute to grab a 1-1 draw for Watford.
Southampton is three points ahead of Brighton and six clear of the drop zone with three games remaining.