Iran coach Carlos Queiroz closed his training Wednesday after he sighted 40 Iranian journalists who stormed the team’s training ground, the Corinthians Training Center.
Team Melli have not exactly been a popular target for journalists since they arrived Brazil for the World Cup, but suddenly experienced a large number of them turning up for training on Wednesday.
During Wednesday afternoon’s session led by Queiroz, where he was perfecting his plan ahead of opening match against Nigeria, an entourage of about 40 professionals Iranian press men who arrived to begin the coverage of the Asian team besieged the training.
Coincidentally, it was the first time the coach outlined a starting lineup for the opening game against Nigeria, which will be on Monday night in Curitiba.
Queiroz positioned players in reduced space and then closed the training session – as is usual with coaches – trying to hide secrets from the preying eyes of the press.