Carlos Queiroz

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General view after the draw for the 2018 World Cup was completed. Photo: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

An opening game between what are ostensibly the two weakest sides at the tournament may not have been quite what the organisers of next summer’s World(...)

James McClean during the World Cup qualifier against Austria at the Aviva Stadium earlier this month. Photograph: Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and player James McClean are likely to face fines from Fifa after the game’s governing body confirmed that (...)

Valencia’s new coach Gary Neville poses with his jersey during his presentation at the Mestalla Stadium last week: the former Manchester United defender is the eighth member of United’s 1996-97 squad to be appointed as a head coach. Photograph: Heino Kalis/Reuters

Last week, Alex Ferguson issued a communiqué to Sky Sports News, wishing his former player Gary Neville well in his new role as head coach at Valencia(...)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney  has endured a poor season in front of goal. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

In fairness to Louis van Gaal, amid all the scrutiny of his team’s performances and Wayne Rooney’s diminishing output, he was not being wildly disres(...)

Roy Keane: The focus on the Alex Ferguson feud, the sport’s most tiresome quarrel, suggested that recent signs of a genuine softening in Keane’s thinking and perspective were deceptive. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

What’s your favourite Roy Keane story? Is it Robbie Savage’s voicemail, John Hartson’s crisps or Abba on the bus at Sunderland? Is it the one about th(...)

Roy Keane outlines the training ground bust-up that led to his departure from Manchester United in his new book ‘Roy Keane: The Second Half’.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Roy Keane has revealed he warned Alex Ferguson against taking on the Irish racehorse owner John Magnier and JP McManus in the Rock Of Gibraltar disput(...)

 Edin Dzeko of Bosnia and Herzegovina helps Toni Sunjic after he collided with teammate Muhamed Besic at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 Iran 1Argentina played their part and won in Porte Alegre, yet Iran could not rouse themselves to take advantage and progress fro(...)

 Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has brought disipline to the Iran side during his tenure. Photograph: EPA.

With a solitary World Cup win to their name – against the United States on 1998 – another for Iran against Bosnia today would alone be cause for big c(...)

Iran’s Jalal Hosseini and Nigeria’s Shola Ameobi in action during the  World Cup Group F clash  at the Baixada arena in Curitiba. Photo: Henry Romero/Reuters

Nigeria 0 Iran 0 It was a game that lived up to expectations – no goals, stodgy football, sadly matching the reputations of a defensive Iranian side (...)

There is a neat symmetry about Iran lining out today in Curitiba: the tournament’s worst-prepared stadium hosts its worst-prepared team. What could p(...)

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