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Topic - Carlos Queiroz
In a match with political overtones, Iran plays Qatar in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday that both nations need to win to maintain hope of reaching next year's tournament in Brazil.
Former Portuguese national team player Paulo Bento has been appointed coach of his country's national team.
David Villa finished off a move of Spanish perfection to finally break down Portugal's defensive wall Tuesday, giving the European champions a 1-0 win and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
"When Korea created opportunities, our players fought for our lives," Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said.
"It's a crucial, crucial match for both teams. We are running now out of time," Queiroz told The Associated Press. "As you know, everybody can be in and everybody can be out. Even Lebanon still has a chance so these final three games are crucial for all the teams."