Former Egypt coach Hossam el-Badry was fired after Egypt scraped a 1-0 home win over Angola and needed a late equalizer for a 1-1 draw in Gabon in its first two World Cup qualifiers this month.
As the Portuguese leaves his post after seven long years, his contribution to Iranian football is so much more than just three good games in Russia.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo deserved red for elbow, says Iran coach Queiroz
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo should have been sent off for an elbow during Monday's 1-1 draw at the World Cup.
He said the Portugal match is the most interesting and important clash for him in his seven-year career.
Ronaldo and Queiroz are both appearing at their fourth World Cup and their relationship dates back to the Portugal captain's arrival as a teenager at Manchester United.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said he was concerned after a member of his staff was taken to hospital during the nail-biting 1-0 World Cup defeat to Spain on Wednesday.
Cancelled friendlies, world-class opposition and even a shortage of boots will not dent Iran's World Cup dreams, says coach Carlos Queiroz.
Nike announced they have been forbidden from providing football boots to Iran's squad during the tournament, on account of sanctions imposed against the country by the United States.
Iran's route to the round of 16 from Group B could be blocked by defending European champion Portugal and 2010 World Cup winner Spain.
Carlos Queiroz became Iran coach in 2011 and has weathered cultural and logistical difficulties to find success with Team Melli.