The Persian head coach has reiterated his team's determination to beat Nigeria and qualify for a record quarter final
The head coach of Iran, Ali Doustimehr has down played the notion that the Golden Eaglets paraded over-aged players at the ongoing 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup holding in the United Arab Emirates.
Doustimehr in a chat with journalists in Al Ain's Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium noted that his main task ould be to eliminate the Nigerians and book a spot in the quarter final for the first time in the Iranian youth football history.
He said he believed so much in the random test conducted by FIFA on four players from each country who undertook MRI wrist scan test done to detect a player's age and as such determine whether they are eligible for the competition or not.
Doustimehr stated that he has implored his players to go all out to write their name in gold and in the history of Iranian football if they go ahead to beat Nigeria today and seal a last eight berth.
"We have got to the second round before but we don't want to settle for another loss at the same stage this time. We are not disturbed about the report of over age because we believe in FIFA and the test conducted on players before the start of the competition. “
"We want to win against Nigeria on the pitch and I believe that the Eaglets are not over the age limit. It has not been verified not to be so," Doustimehr expressed.