Surreal scene at a press conference. Iraq was knocked out of this competition by Jordan in added time in the round of 16 (2-1). While leading the score, the selection of the Spaniard Jesus Casas was caught, which did not please the local press. Mild understatement.
After the match, many journalists sharply criticized him for having given too many interviews during this competition and that this was the reason for this defeat. Some were even on the verge of coming to blows with the coach. The Iraqi Football Federation denounced these “painful scenes” and announced that sanctions will be taken in order to “preserve the reputation” of its coach.