Mohammad Mayeli Kohan Hails Local Media for Supporting Iran National Football Team
Mohammad Mayeli Kohan, the former head coach of Iran national football team, said on Tuesday that local media had a great role in securing World Cup 2014 berth. By defeating South Korea in its own home, Iran managed to qualify for upcoming FIFA World Cup scheduled to be held in Brazil.
“Not only had the local media, but Iranian government also supported Team Melli unprecedentedly. In partnership with private-held airlines, the government dispatched the national football team to South Korea seven days before the game. This indicates the importance of Iran’s qualification to World Cup for president and his government.” Mohammad Mayeli Kohan addressed a press-conference.
He says Iranian media and newspapers should keep supporting and encouraging Team Melli. “There is no doubt that this team can do great in Brazil if we support it. I kindly urge the officials of Iran Football Federation to provide the necessary facilities and options to coaches of Team Melli.”
The former player of Persepolis FC also went on to ask Carlos Queiroz to care about the system of Iran’s Persian Gulf League. In last year, Queiroz forced officials to close Iranian league in the hope of starting long-term and short-term camps. “In my opinion, Carlos Queiroz must follow international regulations and terms with regard to shutting down local leagues. He is allowed to have his invited players in camps only a few days ahead of FIFA Days. He should avoid closing the local league repeatedly.”