CARLOS QUEIROZ has accused an Iranian media outlet of helping the England team by revealing his starting line-up.
Sports news website Varsesh 3 published what it predicted would be Queiroz’s Team Melli XI on Monday morning.
That was just hours before the opener against Three Lions kicked off.
Iran went on to lose 6-2 at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha.
England ran riot thanks to goals from Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jack Grealish and a Bukayo Saka double.
Queiroz was not best pleased and sarcastically congratulated a reporter today at the end of his press huddle following the team’s training session.
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The former Manchester United assistant said: “I cannot finish my statement without congratulating Varzesh 3.
“Congratulations. Because you did a good job putting our starting line-up in the press for the morning for the English team, congratulations.
“You did a good job.
“It helped us know that inside the team we have people that are out (injured) for England.
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“All other Iranian press, nobody did that. But you guys did that, congratulations.
“You are really a great hero, congratulations, good job.”
Iran are next in Group B action against Wales on Friday at 10am.
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