By 90Min
June 26, 2018

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz launched into a spectacular 10 minute rant in his post-match press conference after VAR controversially stole the headlines in his side's 1-1 draw with Portugal in the World Cup on Monday.

Portugal thought they had wrapped up the victory thanks to a wonder strike from Ricardo Quaresma towards the start of the second half, however they were denied in stoppage time as Iran were awarded a penalty - all thanks to VAR.

However, the Iran manager was not happy - insisting that Portugal should have been down to ten men after Cristiano Ronaldo 'elbowed' one of his players.

According to Sky Sports, Queiroz launched a 10 minute rant in his press conference, telling reporters: "The reality is you stop the game for VAR and there is an elbow. An elbow is a red card in the rules. The rules don't say if it is Messi or Ronaldo it's a little bit.

"Going back to the story about my daughter yesterday, I need to know if I am a grandfather or not. I don't want to know if my daughter is 'a little bit' pregnant or there is evidence.

"It is a red card. The question, for me, is not about the referees. It is about the attitude and the bravery and the character.

"The decisions must be clear for everybody, for the people. In my opinion, Mr Infantino and FIFA, VAR is not going well. That is the reality."

He added: "The truth must be respected and we need to know who is refereeing the games. I am not in a good mood, as you can see.

"If you implement VAR then to make mistakes is not human. To make mistakes is when a man alone on the pitch could not see something. We accept that.

"But when you have high-technology, training, thousands of dollars spent on one system and five guys sitting upstairs and they don't see an elbow.

"It's a yellow card? Give me a break."

Queiroz continued to vent his anger, insisting that his team 'deserved to win' the tie, due to his side's discipline and attitude throughout the match. He insisted that his team 'controlled the game'.

"We brought prestige to the World Cup," he said.

"It was a very competitive World Cup game, minute-by-minute, duel-by-duel, playing against one of the best teams in the world.

"But I think Iran, without any doubt in my opinion, with the discipline, with the attitude, with the way we controlled the game, if there was some justice in football - which doesn't exist - only one winner would have come out in this game. And that winner should be Iran.

"They controlled the game and they passed - that's normal - but in terms of managing the game, in terms of competitive attitude, attacking decisions and mentality I think we deserved to win the game."

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