Reports: Ali Karimi Ejected From Iran Camp
2004 Asian Player of the Year Ali Karimi has been kicked out of Iran’s training camp, after criticising the Iranian Football Federation (IFF) in a recent interview.
Print This Story Send To A Friend Contact Us galleria zoom Ali Karimi who had travelled to Ardebil for a training camp with Iran national football team ahead of June's series of 2010 World Cup qualifiers, left the camp on Tuesday morning and returned to Tehran after he was suspended by the IFF pending further investigations to comments made by him in a recent interview.
The former Bayern Munich star criticised the federation saying:“These things (mismanagement, and lack of a clear plan) have become something normal in our football. In the 10 years that I have been part of the national team, things have never been so bad. I hope these problems are solved soon, but the officials need to know that they can not solve these problems by just talking.”
Karimi is one of the biggest names in Iranian football and the decision to suspend him is controversial.
Iran take on UAE in the next 2010 World Cup qualifier on June 2 in Tehran.
Pretty crazy, I don't know whether this a loss anymore considering he is not what he used to be; but good for Karimi for having some balls against this awful Iran regime.