The step down from Queiroz to Wilmots is indescribable. A team that went toe-to-toe with Portugal and Spain in last WC's group stages can't even beat Bahrain away and were set up to get destroyed in Baghdad. Iran need to win out in their qualifiers, with help by way of a draw between Bahrain / Iraq tomorrow, to even make it to this sham of a competition.
Maybe IR can stop paying Wilmots so he'll quit by March.
Many of the other major leagues do shut down around the holidays and into January...just after this WC will end. So including pre-WC camps, international players will be away from late-October to December 18. Maximum disruption.
What a cluster this is going to be, MLS playoffs right during the pre tournament camp! EPL's most hectic time of the year, right on the heels of the tournament. Bundesliga usually off from mid December to mid January. Leagues must be THRILLED.
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