Iran's football manager, Carlos Queiroz, dodged a question from a reporter over ongoing protests in the country, saying he only wanted to talk about the game, Anadolu News Agency reports.
At a press conference on Thursday, ahead of Iran's game against Wales, Queiroz told a BBC reporter: "Why don't you ask such questions to (England's coach) Southgate?"
"That is the only question I make. Why don't you ask the other coaches? Why don't you ask Southgate: What do you think about England, the United States, and [pulling
out of] Afghanistan?" he said, according to ITV.
While accepting that reporters have the right to ask any question they want, he said: "It is important that if we answer whatever we want, you also need to respect that."