Jurgen Klinsmann seeks to calm tensions in Carlos Queiroz fight

Jurgen Klinsmann wants to speak to Iran coach Carlos Queiroz in an attempt to defuse the situation between them after the Portuguese took issue with the German’s comments about his team.

Queiroz called on Klinsmann to step down as a member of FIFA’s Technical Study Group in a Twitter thread posted on Saturday after the 1990 World Cup winner spoke about how Iran had displayed cunning and “worked the referee” during their win over Wales on Friday. .

Queiroz called the comments “scandalous” and a “disgrace for football”.

Klinsmann also faced broader criticism for his comments, which were made during the BBC’s expert session, and sought to smooth the waters in an interview with BBC Breakfast on Sunday.

“There were things really taken out of context. I will try to call him and calm things down,” said the former Tottenham striker.

“I have never criticized Carlos or the Iranian bench. Some even thought that he was criticizing the referee because he didn’t do anything about the way they were behaving on the bench.

“All I described was his emotional way of doing things, which in a way is admirable. The entire bench lives the game. They are jumping up and down and Carlos is a very emotional coach, he is constantly on the sidelines trying to give his players all his energy and direction”.

Klinsmann had initially said: “Carlos fits very well with the national team and their culture, he failed in South America with Colombia and then failed to qualify with Egypt, and he arrived just before the World Cup with Iran, where he worked for a long time.

“It is not by chance, it is part of their culture, of how they play.

“The referee worked. The linesman and the fourth official work, they are constantly in his ear. There were many incidents that we did not see. This is their culture, they take you out of your game.”

They worked the referee. The linesman and the fourth official work, they are constantly in ear

Jurgen Klinsmann’s opening comments on Iran to the BBC

In a message to Klinsmann on Twitter, Queiroz wrote: “No matter how much I may respect what you did on the pitch, those comments about Iran’s culture, (the) Iran team and my players are a disgrace to football.”

He went on to invite Klinsmann to come to Iran’s training camp to meet his players and learn about Iranian culture, but ended his thread: “At the same time, we just want to follow closely what will be FIFA’s decision regarding assumption. as a member of the Qatar 2022 Technical Study Group. Because, obviously, we expect you to resign before visiting our camp.”

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