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Iran were held to a 1-1 draw with Portugal on Monday evening, but Queiroz was outraged when Cristiano Ronaldo was not sent off in the final 10 minutes for an off-the-ball elbow on Morteza Pouraliganji.The incident was reviewed on the pitchside screens by referee Enrique Caceres after a VAR referral, but he decided a yellow card would suffice.And during a 10-minute rant in English during his post-match press conference, Queiroz said he could not understand the decision.He said: “The reality is you stop the game for VAR and there is an elbow. An elbow is a red card in the rules. The rules don’t say if it is Messi or Ronaldo it’s a little bit.“Going back to the story about my daughter yesterday, I need to know if I am a grandfather or not. I don’t want to know if my daughter is ‘a little bit’ pregnant or there is evidence.“It is a red card. The question, for me, is not about the referees. It is about the attitude and the bravery and the character.“The decisions must be clear for everybody, for the people. In my opinion, Mr Infantino and FIFA, VAR is not going well. That is the reality.”He added: “The truth must be respected and we need to know who is refereeing the games. I am not in a good mood, as you can see.“If you implement VAR then to make mistakes is not human. To make mistakes is when a man alone on the pitch could not see something. We accept that.“But when you have high-technology, training, thousands of dollars spent on one system and five guys sitting upstairs and they don’t see an elbow.“It’s a yellow card? Give me a break.”Portugal took the lead through Ricardo Quaresma’s first-half goal and equalised through an injury-time penalty by from Karim Ansarifard, which was awarded with the use of VAR for a handball by Cedric Soares.However, Queiroz insisted there was no justice following his side’s exit.“We brought prestige to the World Cup,” he said.“It was a very competitive World Cup game, minute-by-minute, duel-by-duel, playing against one of the best teams in the world.“But I think Iran, without any doubt in my opinion, with the discipline, with the attitude, with the way we controlled the game, if there was some justice in football – which doesn’t exist – only one winner would have come out in this game. And that winner should be Iran.“They controlled the game and they passed – that’s normal – but in terms of managing the game, in terms of competitive attitude, attacking decisions and mentality I think we deserved to win the game.”
Legal proceedings have been initiated against the Production Manager of Cummings Wood Products, Joshua Cummings after he allegedly lured an employee to the environs of the Linden- Soesdyke Highway, where the work was reportedly beaten by a gang over some missing wood.Joshua CummingsRepresented by Attorney-at-Law Jerome Khan, the 21-year-old former student of Queen’s College was arraigned before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, where he denied allegations to the effect that on May 22, 2017, he assaulted Virtual Complainant (VC) Dwaine Wilkinson, occasioning actual bodily harm.Reports are the VC, who is employed as a truck driver at the said company, and his boss had embarked on a journey on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway to purchase an engine for a Caterpillar machine when he was attacked by several men with pieces of wood.According to Wilkinson’s version of the events, he thought that they were both being attacked until his boss confronted him unharmed and demanded to know what happened to the missing lumber. The injured man was reportedly dropped off at the residence of an acquaintance and was told that if anyone enquired, he should say he was attacked by some men to whom he is indebted.Conversely, the defence counsel for Cummings related the defendant’s version of events, which was in total contradiction to the VC’s version. Attorney Khan bashed the “fabricated allegations” attesting that the claims stem from a failed attempt to rob Cummings, as the initial plan “backfired”.The lawyer related that Wilkinson had told his client that he knew someone on the highway, who was willing to sell them an engine for their equipment. The truck driver then suggested that they take the drive on the afternoon of May 22 to consult with the potential seller, to which his boss wholeheartedly agreed.Khan continued that the VC had instructed his client to pick him up at the company’s branch in Yarakabra, and Cummings complied. The defendant was reportedly further instructed to divert off the main road onto an unfamiliar trail when Wilkinson suggested that they abandon the vehicle to “look” for the buyer. At this point, a suspicious Cummings objected and opted to remain in his vehicle which contained large sums of cash among other valuables, as Wilkinson disappeared along the deserted trail for several minutes.Following the VC’s failure to return after 10 minutes, Cummings became more suspicious, the Attorney reported, as attempts to call him on his cellular phone proved futile, since the area was outside of signal reach. The defendant then decided to drive out back to the public road; he contacted his father as soon as he had signal coverage and relayed what happened to him. The senior Cummings ordered that his son abort the journey for his own safety after suspecting that something was amiss. By the time the young man returned home, it was dark and it was only until the next morning upon receiving a call from the Police that he became aware that Wilkinson was battered in relation to wood being missing at his lumber yard, according to the allegations put to him by officials.Khan related that his client cooperated at all times with Police during the course of the investigation, providing a full statement under caution in which he denied any knowledge of the occurrence.Based on reports reaching this publication, the VC furthermore tried to fabricate evidence by rounding up persons to testify in his favour which only came to light recently when they (the alleged witnesses), during a confrontation with Police, revealed that they were coerced to give false statements in court.Cummings was granted bail in the sum of $30,000 and the matter was transferred to the Linden Magistrate’s Court to be heard on July 4.
She said: “It’s just such an incredible achievement, far more than the previous time, I think.“I’m just so delighted for everyone at the club and everything they put into it. It’s incredible to think that City has done it again and continue to perform at the top end of European football.”City head coach Scott Booth reflected on what he thought was a “remarkable” night and paid tribute to the older players in his side.“What a game,” he said. “It was a bit of a difficult one to take at times as a coach but I think the overall feeling is just on how much the players give to each other and to the club in terms of never giving up.“We’ve got a core of really experienced players who have been through it all before and I think we rely on them really heavily but despite being experienced tonight I think their fitness also showed through.“To come out after a poor first half and turn it around like they did was remarkable. It really was.” Glasgow City star Lee Alexander believes her side’s progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League is “incredible” and unmatched in the club’s history.City knocked out Brondby to reach the last eight after a dramatic shoot-out that saw that Alexander save three penalties to put her side through. The Scots had held a 2-0 lead from the first leg in Denmark but conceded after just six minutes to put themselves under pressure. Brondby scored a second to level the tie before half time but City dug in in the second half and Alexander made a series of crucial stops to keep her side in the competition before the penalties. “I was just trying to get my body in front of the ball,” she said. “Everyone was putting their body on the line and I’m no different. As the last line of defence I knew that I need to try and make a difference for us to try and stay in the game.“Obviously I’m happy with how it went but I think everybody tonight showed how much it means to be at Glasgow City and to be a player here.“I didn’t really know what to do at the end – I didn’t know what was happening. I think it was just sinking in at the end.”City reached the quarter finals in the 2014-15 season but Alexander feels the recent injection of cash into the women’s game at the top level makes the latest success even more notable.