Current Iran manager Carlos Queiroz has responded angrily to Korea boss Choi kang-Hee amidst World Cup 2014 qualification tensions
"He can express his opinions but he has no right to disparagement. He has to apologize to Iranian and Korean fans. When we arrive in Korea, I will buy the Uzbekistan shirt and he must have courage to wear that. I think he is not part of Korea’s football. He is shamed of international managers” he told the IFF website.
Choi's side beat Uzbekistan 1-0 in Seoul on Tuesday, leaving them in a position to qualify for Brazil 2014 even if they lose to Iran at home in Ulsan next Tuesday.
The quirky coach, who had previously said he would step down once the team had qualified, added that he wanted revenge after a 1-0 defeat in Tehran in October.
"I remember being badly treated in Iran," Choi told reporters in Seoul.
"The manners they showed were not good...they were not hospitable. Aside from who makes it to the World Cup, I would like to beat Iran, no matter what.
"Honestly, I dislike Iran more (than Uzbekistan). I hope Uzbekistan make it to the World Cup."
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