What did Klinsman say?
'It is not by coincidence, it is part of their culture, how they play. They worked the referee. They work the linesman and fourth official, they are constantly in their ear. There were a lot of incidents we didn't see,' said the former USA manager.
'This is their culture, they take you off your game.'
'It would have been different with a different referee. They have five people around the referee. This did not play into the hands of Wales.'
Thats his quotes. Amongst calling Queiroz himself a failure who basically needed to resort to effectively cheating
I mean he's not wrong, Saudi were the same. Diving, cheating, dirty bastards.
Bit rich considering he was a cheating bastard himself
Maybe the defender of Iranian culture Big Carlos will speak out about it? Then again, maybe not.Was thinking the same listening to the hypocrite, him and Voeller could compete with Tom Daley. Germans were the most cynical kuntz on the planet for a long period.
He must have a personal beef with Queiroz?
Regarding Iran, nothing against their players, but why the fuk are they at the WC when their govt is killing 10 yr old kids for protesting, and they're supplying Russia with drones?
That regime should be treated on a similar level to Putin, pariahs.
Hope the US fukin smash them Tuesday. I think they will.
Nah i agree. But i also dont think its unique to the Middle East. Loads of teams do it.
Spanish and Italian teams have done it for as long as i can remember. Definitely needs stamped out though
Your last point is the main reason I can't be arsed watching a lot of football these days.I remember Gary Neville talking about when he was a youth player at United and they played a foreign side and that team were diving and hounding the ref while the United players were trying to play the game. United lost and he said it was a lesson learnt and for the English clubs to compete with the Europeans they would have to adapt their game.
You'll always hear foreign coaches and players moan about British teams being over physical, they'll see that as we see their diving and rolling around, for me the refs should have clamped down on it 20 years ago but now we have situations where a player is touched by an opponents finger, falls down and rolls around the ground and everyone, British TV pundits included, will tell you its a foul.