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Quieroz pays tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson after late Iran World Cup win: 'That was like Fergie Time and it was for Sir Alex'

Iran v Morocco

Dailymail - Carlos Quieroz paid tribute to his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson as his Iran team grabbed a dramatic late victory over Morocco in 'Fergie Time' on Friday night.

Iran, managed by Queiroz, scored through a Moroccan own goal in the 95th minute, the last minute of stoppage time, of their opening game in St Petersburg to secure only the second World Cup victory in their history.

The former Manchester United assistant manager paid tribute to Sir Alex, who is recovering from surgery after a brain haemorrhage in May.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Carlos Quieroz

'That was like Fergie Time and it was for Sir Alex,' he said afterwards.

'I have not been able to see him since he was taken ill, but as soon as he is strong enough, and I get the chance, I will go to see him and give him a hug. He is a great man, and a great friend.'

Queiroz was assistant to Ferguson twice, and has been manager of Iran since 2011. 

Their victory on Friday, coupled with Portugal's dramatic draw with Spain, means Iran are top of Group B, and he said: 'I am proud of these players.'

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