Venables, whose team will not be able to fly into Iran from Dubai on the morning of the match due to a hastily arranged early kick-off, said: "I've been tearing my hair out the last 10 days. It's just unbelievable that we're left in a position where we don't know what's going on. It's a lack of respect, really, to us, leaving us like this."
"The surface is not good," Australia's coach added. "These sort of things are a must at this level of world football. If one thing's got to be right, it's got to be the surface. It's far from right, what they've done to us."Reuse content