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Jurgen Klinsmann wants to calm things down with Carlos Queiroz after his comments left Iran manager furious

BBC pundit Jurgen Klinsmann wants to calm things down with Carlos Queiroz after his comments infuriated the Iran manager. 

His team suffered a humiliating 6-2 loss against England in their opening World Cup game but bounced back with a superb 2-0 victory over Wales

Klinsmann suggested after the match that one of the factors for Iran’s success is their ability to ‘work the referee’.

The former Germany international also appeared to criticise the Asian side’s physical approach to the game and claimed that was part of their culture. 

Queiroz was angered by the 58-year-old’s comments, as he issued a stinging response in a series of tweets.

The Portuguese called his comments ‘a disgrace to football’ and asked him to quit his role with FIFA’s World Cup technical study group.

However, Klinsmann said he wants to speak to Queiroz to calm things down.

The German told BBC Breakfast: “There was stuff really taken out of context. I will try to give him a call and calm things down.

“I have never criticised Carlos or the Iranian bench. Some even thought I was criticising the referee because he didn’t do anything about the way they were behaving on the bench.

“All I described was their emotional way of doing things, which is actually admirable in a certain way. The whole bench lives the game.

“They’re jumping up and down and Carlos is a very emotional coach – he’s constantly on the sidelines trying to give his players all his energy and direction.”

Following their impressive victory over Wales, Iran will return to action on Tuesday when they take on the United States in a crucial World Cup match. 

If Iran win then they will go through to the knockout stage, a feat they have never previously achieved.

A draw would be sufficient for their passage to the round of 16 if England draw with or beat Wales. 

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