Iran’s assistant coach Ocoeano Cruz, has said his team is looking forward to their opening game at the 2014 World Cup against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, after defeating Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in a friendly last Friday.
Before the game against the North Americans, Carlos Queiroz’s side had not won in four matches. Cruz says they are happy to be travelling to Brazil with a win, but also made it clear they were focused on their Group F clash against Nigeria on Monday.
“It was a game that has fulfilled our expectations,” Cruz told Globoesporte.
“We are preparing for the first match against Nigeria. Our only concern is Nigeria at the moment.
“Victory is always important to create a culture of winning. This only happens with results like this.”
Iran will also face Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F.