File - Queiroz said Palestine pulling out of a warm-up with Iran was “a real pity and sorrowful.”
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The Portuguese coach says his side are the least prepared of all 16 teams, despite being the highest-ranked country at the tournament, after "Team Melli" struggled to find friendlies to play.Iran traveled to South Africa for a near-two-week training camp where they were due to take on the hosts, Tanzania and Guatemala but ended up playing two games against local domestic opposition.Things got worse when they left the training camp to head back to Iran for a scheduled friendly against Palestine, which was cancelled by the Palestinians at short notice.Queiroz is under pressure to deliver after signing a new four-year deal following Iran's exit at the group stages of last summer's World Cup in Brazil.
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