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Iran coach sees Portugal as greatest challenge ever

Tehran, June 24: Iran’s national football team coach Carlos Queiroz said their upcoming FIFA World Cup match against Portugal is his greatest challenge ever in his seven-year spell in Iran, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday. “Surely, we have a very difficult match against one of the strongest teams in the world. Iran’s team have a big task ahead. In my seven-year career, the Portugal match is the most interesting and important match for me,” Queiroz was quoted as saying. “A victory over Portugal will see us into knockout stage and our players have a massive task ahead,” the Portuguese said. IANS