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

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.”


Wet weather delays resumption of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka test

Updated 56 min 9 sec ago

Wet weather delays resumption of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka test

  • Overnight rain left plenty of water on the covers at the Pindi Cricket Stadium
  • The possibility of play before lunch on Saturday looks unlikely

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Rain for the third consecutive day has delayed the resumption of the first test in Pakistan in 10 years.
Overnight rain left plenty of water on the covers at the Pindi Cricket Stadium and the outfield is also soggy.
The ground staff is busy in clearing water off the covers, but its still quite heavily overcast and the possibility of play before lunch on Saturday looks unlikely.
Sri Lanka, which last played a test in Pakistan in 2009, is 282-6 in its first innings with Dhananjaya de Silva unbeaten on 87 and Dilruwan Perera not out on 6.
So far only 91.5 overs of play has been possible in the first test of the two-match series which is part of ICC’s World Test Championship.
The wet weather in the northern city of Pakistan has badly affected the revival of test cricket in Pakistan for over a decade. Rawalpindi last hosted a test match in 2004 when India beat Pakistan by an innings margin.
Sri Lanka was the last team to play a test match in Pakistan, when terrorists attacked the touring team’s bus in Lahore in March 2009. The ambush killed eight people and left several Sri Lankan players and officials injured.
In the interim, Pakistan has played its home test matches on neutral territory, mostly in the United Arab Emirates.