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Marc Wilmots likely to lose his job as Iran keeps losing

Marc Wilmots likely to lose his job as Iran keeps losing

After back-to-back defeated matches, Iran dropped to the third place in Group C in the World Cup qualification. One more negative result can force Marc Wilmots out of his job.

Under Marc Wilmots's management, Iran is showing different performances match after match. At home ground, they could score 14 goals against Cambodia, on the other hand, they often played very bad on away matches. Last month, Iran lost Bahrain by 1-0 in a game Iranian players complained that they had to play under offensive and rude behavior from Bahraini fans. Things became worse after Iran went on losing Iraq, which let them fall into the third position in Group C.

Currently, the difference between Iran and the leading team Iraq is 4 points. This circumstance makes Irani players must win against Bahrain in the match held in the next 4 days, or they will be at risk of being eliminated soon in the second round of the World Cup qualification. In the case of head coach Marc Wilmots, he can be sacked if there is another negative result. It will be the nightmare for the former head coach of the Belgium national football team.

Wilmots agreed to become the head coach of Iran national football teams in May. The relationship between him and the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) soon became worse right after that. Wilmots was unhappy because of unpaid salary, therefore he returned to Belgium as well as threatened to quit the job. FFIRI insist they had tried to pay the salary in time, however, that amount of money could not reach to Wilmots' account because of the international sanctions against Teheran. Before Wilmots, former coach Carlos Queiroz faced the same problem.