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Iran manager Carlos Queiroz leaves press conference over women's rights question

Extra.ie logo Extra.ie 17/11/2022 Adam Lacey

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz walked out of a World Cup press conference after he was asked about women's rights in Iran.

This is Queiroz's third time leading the country at a World Cup and this time is surrounded in even more controversy than usual, given its in Qatar.

Some of his players in September supported the protest movement sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.

The 22-year-old woman died after she was detained by Iran's morality police for reportedly not adhering to the country's strict Islamic dress code.

And ahead of Iran kicking off their World Cup on Monday against England in a high-profile game, he was speaking about players taking stands, saying: 'You guys bend your knees in the games.

'Some people agree, some people don't agree with that, and Iran is exactly the same.'

A Sky reporter then asked if he felt comfortable managing Iran, given their attitude to women's rights.

Queiroz shot back: 'For which channel do you work?

SARANSK, RUSSIA - JUNE 25: Carlos Queiroz, Head coach of Iran reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Iran and Portugal at Mordovia Arena on June 25, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. Pic: Hector Vivas/Getty Images © Provided by Extra.ie SARANSK, RUSSIA - JUNE 25: Carlos Queiroz, Head coach of Iran reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Iran and Portugal at Mordovia Arena on June 25, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. Pic: Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Sky reporter: Sky.

Queiroz: How much you pay me to answer that question? You are a private company, how much you pay me? Talk with your boss and at the end of the World Cup, I can give you the answer if you make me a good offer. Thank you.

Reporter: You say it's an honour...

Queiroz added: 'No, no. I'm saying, to answer to that question, don't put in my mouth words that I did not say. I'm asking to your company, how much you pay me to answer to that question? OL. OK, thank you. I think you should start to think about what happened with the immigrants in England also. Go think about that.

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